Category: Reviews

2014 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I’ve recently returned from Durango, Colorado, where I found the 20th Anniversary of the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown to have the intimacy, talent, and entertaining times that attendees have come to know and trust. In regard to intimacy, the festival hosts shows through three venues, each […]

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Bluegrass Show Opens WAMU’s New Theater

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s a lot smaller than the Grand Ole Opry, but if Katy Daley and her colleagues have their way, WAMU’s Black Box Theater in Washington, D.C., will become another must-listen setting for live broadcasts of bluegrass music in front of a studio audience. The intimate […]

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Jeff Brown and Rhonda Vincent in Hurley, VA

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass fans in southwest Virginia were in for a treat this past Saturday night (March 15) when the Martha White Bluegrass Express pulled into the small town of Hurley. Rhonda Vincent and the Rage delivered an excellent concert filled with the powerful bluegrass, Gospel, and […]

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Friday at the Roscoe Canady fest

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Friday started out with a fishing tournament in the campground pond. One fisherman caught two bass and a catfish. Our emcee this weekend is Jo Odom. The music started in the afternoon with the Palmetto Ramblers from Florida. They were followed by the Hard Road […]

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Roscoe Canady Memorial pics

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrassers love to pick and they love to eat! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday saw lots of jamming and even more eating at the Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL Tuesday evening was corn bread and soup beans night followed by a good jam. […]

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The 2014 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This past weekend was the 29th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. This is my third winter living in New England, but my first time attending the festival. There are many things that differentiate between festivals: the venue, the talent, the quality of the sound reproduction, […]

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YMSB and the McCourys in Charlottesville

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As Mother Nature was bearing down on Central Virginia Tuesday night, we found the perfect way to keep warm at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Warming up the stage to a sold out crowd was the sizzling combination of the Travelin’ McCourys with Jeff Autry […]

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Larry Stephenson in East Tennessee

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
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For many bluegrass groups these days, a stop in Johnson City, Tennessee, isn’t complete without visits to both East Tennessee State University and The Down Home. ETSU frequently welcomes guest artists to its Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and the famed Down […]

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Kip Martin feted Sunday afternoon

| January 27, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Kip Martin’s friends filled a church sanctuary Sunday in Crofton, MD, opening their hearts and wallets for the ailing bass player. The former Sunny Mountain Boy was hundreds of miles away, surrounded by family in a hospice setting near Nashville, where relatives said he was […]

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Junior Sisk at the Down Home

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
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When Junior Sisk took the stage Thursday night, it had been eighteen years to the month since he had played at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. That time, it was playing with Wyatt Rice and Santa Cruz; last night, it was fronting his […]

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