Author Archive: John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

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Bluegrass Junction is moving August 4

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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SiriusXM is moving their Bluegrass Junction channel a few clicks up the dial next week. On August 4, the 24/7 bluegrass feed will jump to channel 62, one spot higher than where you are used to finding it. Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM tells us that three channels in […]

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Eddy Raven and Lorraine Jordan do Rocky Mount

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road joined Grand Ole Opry star, Eddy Raven for a recent performance at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA. The venue is a public/private partnership of sorts, where the town of Rocky Mount works with a variety of promoters and […]

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Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]

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Charles Haney passes

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Charles Haney, a noted bluegrass promoter in the 1960s, died on Sunday, July 24. He had been ill for some time and was 85 years of age when he passed. Charles was the brother of Carlton Haney, who worked as an agent and promoter for Bill […]

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Debut single for The Price Sisters

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rebel Records has released a debut single ahead of their first, self-titled album for The Price Sisters, identical twins from Ohio who specialize in the music of Bill Monroe. Lauren and Leanna Price are students in the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, where […]

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Flatt Lonesome settles down in Asheville

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Don’t get excited… nobody’s moving anywhere. It’s just the latest live video from Flatt Lonesome, doing their modernized version of the Flatt & Scruggs jewel, I’m Gonna Settle Down, at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. This marks the third such video from their […]

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Always Do video from O’Connor Family Band

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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One of the great pleasures of age is the experience of having watched life unfold around you, both your own and those of younger people you have encountered along the way. I can recall Mark O’Connor when he was a gangly teenager winning fiddle contests as […]

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Colorado drops for Cavanaugh & Lanzbom

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jazz banjo pioneer Ryan Cavanaugh has a new album coming out later this year with guitarist C Lanzbom. Titled Every Note the Heart Can Play, it features original compositions by the two noted instrumentalists, engineered and mixed by Lanzbom at his Sherwood Ridge Studio just outside New […]

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Claire Lynch Band at Herald Tribune

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When The Claire Lynch Band was in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday they made a side trip to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune where they filmed this video performance for the paper’s web site. Claire and the boys highlighted a number of songs from their upcoming CD, North By […]

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Cody Hill leaving Darrell Webb Band

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Banjo picker Cody Hill has announced that he is departing The Darrell Webb Band and leaving East Tennessee to return home to Indiana. His plans include resuming a career in the fiber optics industry, and filling in with a number of different bands over the rest […]

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