Category: Event Reviews

More from Red White and Bluegrass ’14

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 “You throw out a handful of acorns hoping one of them will take root and that’s one right there” said David Shirley, the lone barber of the Drexel Barbershop. Shirley was pointing at a young boy who had recently started playing the banjo. Sitting under […]

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Red, White & Bluegrass 2014

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
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This early report from the 2014 edition of the Red, White & Bluegrass festival last week is a contribution from Jessica Boggs, an enthusiastic bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. Sweltering heat couldn’t keep fans from coming out to the first day of Red, White, and […]

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Photos from Tallgrass 2014

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Even though last year’s festival was cancelled due to a weekend of inclement weather, the Tallgrass Music Festival came back stronger than ever with a lineup that included Nu-Blu, The Roys and Newton & Thomas. Those headliners were joined by local bands including Common Tyme […]

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DelFest 2014 report

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou National holidays in America each have their cultural traditions and specific icons like American Flags, Pumpkins, or even Festivus Poles. […]

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Hills of Home 2014

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun – John with a video, and […]

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Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Sevier County is a unique spot in East Tennessee. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg – each well under 10,000 in population – exist almost solely as tourist destinations. Think of a beach town without the beach – with the Smoky Mountains in […]

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AKUS & Willie in concert

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Alison Krauss and Union Station came to the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA with Willie Nelson and Family and played to nearly 5,000 fans on May 13. Add the opening band, Devil Makes Three, just nominated for Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year […]

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Saturday at HoustonFest 2014

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Saturday marked the second and final day of HoustonFest 2014, bringing an even larger crowd to Felts Park in Galax, Virginia. The Generation Bluegrass Youth Project opened the Main Stage followed by the Snyder Family who could be seen jamming and making quest appearances throughout […]

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Friday at HoustonFest 2014

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In 2010 the bluegrass community lost a young solider, banjo player and fireman, Houston Caldwell. His love for the banjo and dedication to his community through his service is remembered and celebrated each year at HoustonFest, held at Felts Park, in the heart of Galax, Virginia. […]

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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder: Nickel Creek Returns To The Ryman

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Friday, April 18 was a long-time coming for me, and a sold out crowd at the Ryman Auditorium. After nearly seven years, the “indefinite hiatus” was over. Nickel Creek was back. At the first of two sold out shows at the “Mother Church of Country […]

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