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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Adams County Banjo on Radio Velvet

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Radio Velvet, the 24/7 streaming bluegrass station based in the Slovak Republic, has announced a new show starring American banjo legend, Tom Adams. Adams County Banjo will air each Wednesday at www.radiovelvet.eu at noon (eastern US time), which is 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. A […]

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GoFundMe campaign for Blake Johnson

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blake Johnson, the talented bass player and vocalist for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has been having a rough time of late. Health challenges are always disruptive and unpleasant, but we don’t often expect to see them visited on healthy young people. We have written […]

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Audie Blaylock at Bean Blossom

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another of Betsy White’s videos from Bean Blossom 2015, this time of Audie Blaylock & Redline, where they perform Sorrows Falling All Around Me at ludicrous speed.

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Congratulations Jerry and Erin Salley!

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On June 20, Nashville country and bluegrass singer, songwriter and producer, Jerry Salley, was married to Erin Searcy at The Grand Inheritance in Gallatin, TN. Jerry tells us that he met Erin at the songwriter festival Blast on the Bay in Port St Joe, FL. When they […]

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Songs Of Lost Yesterdays – Laura Orshaw

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Laura Orshaw might be the busiest bluegrass fiddler in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pennsylvania native performs with five different bands in and around Beantown – including her own New Velvet Band – and seems to fill in from time to time with all the others. This […]

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New leadership at Gruhn Guitars

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, among the most iconic guitar shops ever to function in the United States, has announced the promotion of Eric C. Newell to company President and General Manager. He will assume overall administration and day-to-day management duties from company founder and namesake, George Gruhn, who […]

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New music videos from Dunderhead

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sweden has produced more than its share of quality contemporary bluegrass in recent years. And based on this clever pair of videos from Dunderhead, both songs from their debut, self-titled album, we need to add them to that list. Their sound is fresh, creative and […]

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Darrell Webb Band at Bean Blossom 2015

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Betsy White has share a few more videos she shot during last week’s 2015 Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, IN. This first finds The Darrell Webb Band on stage delivering a scalding version of Little Maggie.   We’ll post other videos Betsy sent throughout […]

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Larry Black recovering after serious accident

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Larry Black, long time radio host and face of the television program, Larry’s Country Diner, is expected to leave the hospital today following a serious ATV accident in which he suffered a broken back, punctured lungs, and other injuries. The accident occurred on Friday, June 19, […]

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First presenting sponsor announced for World of Bluegrass

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that the US division of Italian pharmaceutical company Chiesi (pronounced key-ay-zee) will be the first presenting sponsor for their World of Bluegrass events during 2015. In the past, business entities have attached their names through sponsorship to portions of […]

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