Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Studio sneak peek from Feller & Hill

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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No… it’s not an early April Fools. It’s just Tom Feller of Feller & Hill entertaining himself in the studio while the snow was falling last week. Tom shared this video as a sneak peek of their next single.   OK…. so that’s not really […]

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Steve Gulley recovering from surgery

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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While much of the eastern United States had another snow day yesterday, Steve Gulley made a trip to a surgery center to have his gall bladder removed. The surgery had been scheduled in advance and went well. He was able to return home yesterday afternoon. The […]

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More good news from Blake Johnson

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Friends and fans all over the US were shocked last week to learn that Blake Johnson, former member of IIIrd Tyme Out and Grasstowne, had undergone open heart surgery, after suffering a stroke. What makes this such a noteworthy event is that Blake is only […]

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Tim Newby talks Baltimore Bluegrass

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Country music and bluegrass music has been the subject of favorable treatment by academics with the International Country Music Conference (ICMC) and the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol, TN/VA, being two of many organisations that stage seminars that present talks and discussion groups addressing certain […]

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Dollywood auditions postponed for snow

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Following the big weather news this week, it seems clear that a great many of our readers will have snow to deal with over the next few days. And as always, the southeastern US is unequipped to deal with blizzard conditions, before, during, and after. […]

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Blake Johnson undergoes heart surgery

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Former IIIrd Tyme Out bass player Blake Johnson, who left the group last year owing to serious kidney and pancreas illness, had to undergo open heart surgery today at Duke University Hospital. The surgery was to repair two heart valves that were damaged when he suffered […]

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Joe Newberry Shifts Gears

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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You might not know Joe Newberry, but you know his work. You’ve heard his picking and singing as a regular on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. And you’ve heard his award-winning songs – Singing As We Rise, The Darker the Night the Better I See […]

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Nancy Cardwell moves into representation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Nancy Cardwell, former Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced that she will be representing bluegrass legend, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, for dates in 2016, 2017, and beyond. Jesse has been playing, writing, and singing bluegrass most of his life. […]

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Welcome Jedediah Slaughter

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Shannon and Heather Slaughter are celebrating this afternoon’s birth of their second child, Jedediah Smith Slaughter. Shannon says that they will call him Jed. He came in at 2:57 p.m. (CST) weighing 7 lbs, 13 oz, and stretching to 20.5”. Shannon is probably already fitting him […]

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New hip for Kevin Prater

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Kevin Prater, Kentucky bluegrass singer, songwriter and band leader, is expected to return home today following hip replacement surgery yesterday. Prater had his right hip replaced at Pikeville Medical  Center in Pikeville, KY. His agent, Stacey Wright, tells us that the surgery went well and that the […]

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