Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

Soggy Bottom Boys live stream on Saturday

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There has been a good deal of excitement this past few weeks about the first-ever live performance of The Soggy Bottom Boys, the studio band that recorded Man Of Constant Sorrow for the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000. Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/18/14

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, covering Renofest in Hartsville, NC and the live show featuring The Soggy Bottom Boys at the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg, TN.  

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Benefit show for Randy Griffith

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are spearheading a benefit concert this weekend for Randy Griffith, father of Flamekeeper bassist Tyler Griffith. Randy, who just turned 52, was diagnosed recently with glioblastoma multiform grade 4 (a brain tumor), and is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy five times each week. Anyone […]

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Durango Meltdown coverage at Bluegrass Today

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I’m honored to be returning to Bluegrass Today as a guest blogger in highlighting events throughout the 2014 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. As I did with the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, I’ll attempt to gain a bit of “behind the scenes” perspective and respective video of […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/11/14

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, taking a look at the Withlacoochee festival in Florida.  

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Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival in IL

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tribute or themed bluegrass festivals have become quite popular of late. Many touring bands serve as hosts at weekend events, and some are held in honor of icons of the music, like A Lester Flatt Celebration held annually in Sparta, TN to mark the birthplace […]

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Mandolin Orange in Alabama

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Todd Powers shared these images of Mandolin Orange performing at the Folk Mission, located in the Straight to Ale Brewery in Huntsville, AL on March 8.   

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Saturday photos from Newell Lodge

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Saturday afternoon turned sunny and warm for the last day of the Newell Lodge Festival. Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset kicked the day off, and were followed by the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. Amanda is another of the fine young singers emerging in bluegrass. […]

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Friday at Newell Lodge

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Friday dawned dry, but chilly at the Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival in Folkston, GA. Our emcee, Irby Brown, livened up the day and brought smiles to everyone’s faces and Big Cypress Bluegrass from Florida began chasing the chill away with their upbeat music. The Trinity River Band […]

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Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]

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