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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New look for Darrell Webb Band

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Darrell Webb has announced new members for his touring band. The three new musicians have actually been working with Darrell this past few months, and have added a real zing to his live shows, which tend be highly energetic to start with. Andy Ruff on reso-guitar […]

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New banjo book from Lluis Gómez

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Spanish banjo master Lluis Gómez has a new banjo book which he says was only unintentionally released. He assembled it as a teaching aid for himself, but since students and workshop participants expressed such a strong interest in purchasing a copy, he decided to print […]

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New single from the Slaughters

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Shannon and Heather Slaughter have released a new single from their current album, Never Just A Song. It’s one they wanted to make sure people heard before the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Shannon shared a few words about this song, That’s What’s Good In America. “At […]

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Didn’t Die video from Becky Buller

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Becky Buller has released another music video from her album release concert in Nashville last year. This time it’s a live performance of Didn’t Die, another song included on her solo project, ‘Tween Earth And Sky. It’s a mildly creepy song about a woman believed to […]

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Old Pal – Jamie Harper

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The sideman project has become a staple of the bluegrass recording world, in a way that doesn’t even exist in most of the popular music industry. Can you imagine Miranda Lambert’s bass player expecting her to sing a couple of songs on his solo project, […]

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No Depression takes to Kickstarter for return to print

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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No Depression, initially a folk arts print quarterly, then an online alternative music magazine, is planning a return to paper and ink with the help of an online crowdsourcing campaign. Now under the direction of the FreshGrass team, No Depression has taken to Kickstarter to […]

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Rounder founders nab Folk Alliance award

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin. and Bill Nowlin, the founders and original operators of Rounder Records, will receive the 2nd annual Founding President’s Award at this week’s Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. They will share the award, named for Kari Estrin, founder of SERFA in 2002, with […]

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David Parmley at The Station Inn

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When we posted last month with news that bluegrass balladeer David Parmley was returning to music in 2016, it created quite a stir. His many fans from both The Bluegrass Cardinals and Continental Divide were delighted to learn that he would be coming off the […]

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Appalachia Apologia from Lonesome Trio

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ed Helms, the well-known movie and TV comic, and less-well-known banjo picker and acoustic musician, is putting the old band back together, reuniting his college group, The Lonesome Trio, and releasing a new album of original material June 16 on Sugar Hill Records. And he […]

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Doyle Lawson does Europe by train

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are preparing for a European adventure, getting ready for a jam-packed 12 day tour of Central Europe. They will visit five countries in that time, traveling almost exclusively by train. This tour was arranged by Rainer Zellner, who has been bringing US bluegrass artists […]

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