Category: Media

Behind The Mic with Terry Thacker

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s a common story in bluegrass music: mountain boy moves north, but tries to keep his roots close. Most of the time in songs, there’s a powerful lonesome ending to the story, but southeastern Kentucky native Colonel Terry Thacker has a brighter outlook. He has […]

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Talking Newtown with Kati and Jr.

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Earlier this month we caught up with Jr. Williams and Kati Penn Williams of NewTown to talk about their current album, Time Machine, their new baby, and being an official showcase artist during World of Bluegrass.  

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Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

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IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack at the Duke Energy […]

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Hazel Dickens song contest from DCBU

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When the DC Bluegrass Union launched their songwriting competition this year, it was a simple decision to name it in honor of Hazel Dickens, a nearly-native daughter who spent much of her life based in the Baltimore/Washington area. Born in West Virginia in 1935, Hazel […]

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It’ll Be Alright video from Mike Barnett

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Barnett, fiddler and songwriter late of The Deadly Gentlemen, has released this live performance video of the opening track of his recent album, One Song Romance. The song is one of Mike’s, entitled It’ll Be Alright, done here by a group of Boston’s top […]

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Pray For Rain coming from Blue Mafia

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Pinecastle Records has announced February 10, 2015 as the release date for Pray For Rain, the second CD project from Blue Mafia, and their first for the North Carolina-based label. The Indiana band is anchored by the picking and singing of Dara and Tony Wray, a […]

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IBMA Executive Director job description

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has approved an official job description for a new Executive Director to fill the spot soon to be vacated by Nancy Cardwell. It lists the official responsibilities of the position as currently defined. The Executive Committee of the IBMA Board of Directors will function […]

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Derby City Flash video from Gary Brewer

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Gary Brewer has released a new music video for Derby City Flash, an autobiographical number inspired by Gary’s long time nickname. It’s one of the tracks on his current Homestretch CD. Featured in the video are his two sons Mason and Wayne, and his dad, Jim. All […]

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Blake Williams at IBMA

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s always a good time for a chat with Blake Williams, former Blue Grass Boy and popular festival MC. We caught up with him in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass conference.  

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