One of the most challenging aspects of hosting radio shows is doing interviews. What are the most relevant questions to ask? What are questions other people might not have thought of? How do you get the shortest possible response from someone who has a reputation […]
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.
Kickin’ Back with Georgia Rae is a new, weekly bluegrass radio show on WBNL in Boonville, IN. Hosting on Saturday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. is 16 year old Georgia Rae, a two-time state fiddle champion and lover of bluegrass music. Georgia performs with her two […]
Antique Persuasion, a Nashville-based special project group consisting of Brandon Rickman, Jenee Fleenor, and Brennen Leigh, is preparing to release a 6-track EP of Christmas music next week. This is the group that had released a Carter Family tribute this past Spring, Don’t Forget Me Little […]
The Grascals have announced a January 8 release for And Then There’s This, their next new album from Mountain Home Music. This highly-anticipated project will be their first since the addition of John Bryan on guitar and vocals earlier this year. He came aboard after […]
Bluegrass radio is buzzing with music from a new group, The Dauphinais Brothers. It’s pronounced DAH-FIN-AE, in the manner of the French. Their new album, Empty Teardrops, highlights their love for traditional bluegrass and brother harmony, plus their skills at writing songs in this style. The […]
Jon Stickley is among the many young string players who employ the technique they’ve developed playing bluegrass to write, record, and perform music that branches out a bit from what Bill Monroe left us. In Jon’s case, it’s original instrumental music based on flatpicking guitar, […]