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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James King to Echo Mountain

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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James King, known as The Bluegrass Storyteller for his special skill in delivering ballads, has announced his new affiliation with Echo Mountain Entertainment. Going forward they will be handling all booking and promotional activity regarding King and his touring act, The James King Band. Bella Johnson […]

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Blue Highway at the Foundation for Bluegrass Music

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blue Highway will be the featured entertainers at next Thursday’s fundraiser in Raleigh for the Foundation For Bluegrass Music. The event will be held at the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, which is one of the official Bluegrass Ramble venues, scheduled to begin at 11:00 […]

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Darin & Brooke to Buddy Lee

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge have made the jump over to representation from Buddy Lee Attractions. The Nashville-based agency has recently expanded its operation, and has attracted a number of bluegrass acts into the fold. Both The Roys and Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome have recently […]

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New single from Chris Jones live CD

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have released a first single from Live At The Old Feed Store, their self-produced concert CD recorded during the summer of 2013. Battle Of The Bands is a deadly serious song about a Civil War battle that took place over New […]

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Tell us your favorite bluegrass story

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While we’re all at World of Bluegrass next week in Raleigh, Bluegrass Today is planning to shoot a batch of brief videos for what we hope can be a semi-regular feature. We don’t yet have a name picked out, but we know it’s something everyone […]

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WAMU to simulcast live show during World of Bluegrass

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Breaking from recent tradition, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will not be broadcasting live each day during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention next week. Instead, they will be hosting a big bluegrass show on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The show will be held at […]

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The Song releases September 26

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The bluegrass world always gets a bit of a thrill anytime there’s talk of finding our music in a major motion picture. Those of us with long memories recall three separate occasions when a movie soundtrack led a massive surge of interest in bluegrass, and […]

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Free Missy Werner track for download

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We all have our ways of getting ready for the upcoming IBMA World of Bluegrass week that starts next week in Raleigh, NC. Some of us are doing laundry and choosing outfits, while others are practicing up a storm preparing to pick night and day. […]

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Calling all Banjo Babes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Are you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]

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Nu-Blu track by track for All The Way

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Records has released a detailed, track-by-track video for their new album with Nu-Blu, All The Way. Each of the four members appear on screen to share details about the songs included on the CD, along with audio from the tunes.   All The […]

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