Category: Media

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley joined us during the World of Bluegrass convention to talk about their upcoming album together, Before The Sun Goes Down, which offers a mix of traditional bluegrass and country music. The pair have a show tomorrow (10/23) at Nashville’s Station Inn, […]

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Hey Frank Solivan: What’s in your case?

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lisa Jacobi caught up from Frank Solivan backstage at the Station Inn not long ago to ask the famous bluegrass question.  

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Mark Simos talks songwriting

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention in late September, David Morris sat down with Berklee College of Music professor of songwriting, Mark Simos to discuss his new book, Songwriting Strategies: A 360 Degree Approach.   We’ll have a complete review of Mark’s book in […]

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Sarah Harris talks Trinity River Band

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During IBMA week, Daniels Mullins had a nice chat with Sarah Harris about her family group, Trinity River Band, and their new Christmas album, On A Morning Like This.  

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Larry Cordle talks All Star Duets

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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MightyCord Records has released a trio of videos from Larry Cordle where he discusses the first few tracks from his upcoming All Star Duets CD. In each, Larry talks about the genesis of the song, all ones he has written, and how he got it into the hands of the country […]

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Behind The Mic with Orin Friesen

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For some DJs, radio is a casual weekend hobby. For others, it’s a career. For Midwest native Orin Friesen, who celebrates his fiftieth year in radio this month, it’s been a lifelong passion. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t interested in radio,” he says. It […]

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Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced. IBMA Chair Jon Weisberger called her […]

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Behind The Mic with Steve Fisher

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s well known that some folks have a pretty tight opinion on what can be classified as bluegrass music. If it has drums, it’s out. If it has resonator guitar, it’s out. If the band isn’t wearing suits and ties, it’s out. If the song […]

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All Star Duets released to radio

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Larry Cordle has released his latest album, a superstar-packed volume of his original songs, to radio via Airply Direct. Entitled All Star Duets, it features Cord in duet arrangements with the country and bluegrass artists who made a dozen of his songs into hits. The album […]

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Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Violet Hensley, who has entertained visitors at Silver Dollar City since 1967, has released an account of her 97 years on earth called Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story. Written with Randall Franks, the book follows Violet from her youth in Arkansas, raising 9 […]

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