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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Honesty video from Mustered Courage

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Aussie grass pop mavens Mustered Courage have dropped a music video for Honesty, a new track released ahead of their next album. It finds the guys racing heavily-armored tricycles in a live action video game to the lushly-produced strains of the latest single. There’s a new three-man format […]

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On My Way single drops for Urban Monroes

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Portland, OR’s Urban Monroes have released a single to radio, ahead of their next full length album project. On My Way is a song from the Monroes’ guitarist and lead vocalist Fran Kent, mining the familiar vein of going home. It is offered now to […]

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Abby Hollander Band

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Abby Hollander Band is a bluegrass outfit based in Brooklyn, NY. Yes… they have them there. Abby plays bass, sings lead, and writes most of the band’s material. She’s gone the opposite route of many New York musicians, moving from her native Woodstock to […]

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War In My Mind video from Natural Fusion Project

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When musical friends get together to experiment without preconceptions, interesting and unexpected outcomes can be the result. Such is the case with The Natural Fusion Project, a two-year-old effort that came from a pair of Slovak artists looking to merge their musical approaches. One, Richard Cifersky, was […]

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The Moron Brothers on their Hillbilly Houseboat

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Moron Brothers have been regaling bluegrass audiences with down home comedy and wisdom from their home in Kentucky this past 20 years. Typically this has been from festival stages where their mix of music and mayhem is always a big hit, but the Brothers are […]

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Rhonda & the Rage heading home

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rhonda Vincent & the Rage are making their way home now after a roughly 10-day tour of central Europe. They landed this morning in Atlanta, where they were met by her Martha White tour bus which is taking the weary travelers back home to Nashville. Vincent […]

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Tim White to return to Song Of The Mountains

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The various disagreements and agendas at the root of this summer’s interruption in the tapings of Song Of The Mountains at The Lincoln Theatre appear to be resolved. The Theatre, which had owned the rights to the name of the show, has turned them over to a […]

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Tony Collins passes

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tony Collins, well-known guitarist in the Bristol, TN area, died Saturday morning (7/18). He had been hospitalized since the prior Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at home. He was 54 years of age. Collins was a popular figure in Bristol, not only for his remarkable flatpicking skills, […]

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Dailey & Vincent Show to premiere September 5 of RFD-TV

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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RFD-TV has announced the September premiere of The Dailey & Vincent Show, a new 30-minute talk, music and lifestyle program starring Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. The network has signed on for an initial, 26-week run with new episodes airing weekly starting September 5. Each show […]

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ETSU seeks Marketing Coordinator

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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ETSU’s Department of Appalachian Studies, which includes their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies degree program, has posted an opening for a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator. This is a half-time position for someone to assist with the promotion of the BOT&CMS department, and developing marketing […]

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