Category: Media

Bluegrass at the Australian Country Music Awards

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass was front-and-center in last week’s 43rd annual Country Music Awards of Australia. There have almost always been grassers picking up trophies, known as the Golden Guitars, at the ceremony, but 2015 marked the first time that Country Music Australia bestowed a specific category to Aussie bluegrass. […]

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Behind The Mic with Jim Fisher

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When we think of “radio voices,” smooth, rich, polished tones come to mind – think Casey Kasem. Broadcaster Jim Fisher was a little surprised when, years ago, someone told him that his voice was well-suited for the radio. As he tells it, he was emceeing […]

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Madam video from Mountain Faith

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Faith is really on the video trail this month. Here’s their second release since the new year, a banjo-driven song called Madam from their current Mountain Fever CD, Blue. It was written by John Morgan, a former guitarist with the band, and cousin to […]

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How I Love You video from Becky Buller

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Becky Buller has released the first of a promised several live performance videos from her ‘Tween Earth and Sky CD release party in Nashville back in October. On How I Love You, she is joined by Kenny Smith on guitar, Mike Bub on bass, Stephen […]

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Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been a shining success story for public radio since they broke off from WAMU’s main broadcast signal and began broadcasting bluegrass music 24/7 online in 2001. Several markets had seen secondary music channels develop for classical or jazz music lovers as […]

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Hillbenders going all Tommy on us

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In 1969, the rock music world was agog when The Who, one of the top grossing acts on the circuit at that time, released a double album called Tommy. Described as a rock opera, the entire album was based on a single concept, the story […]

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Brownlo video from Gary Brewer

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers have released a music video for one of the tracks on their current CD, Homestretch. We don’t often see videos for bluegrass instrumentals, but that’s just what Gary and his boys have put together. The tune is one of […]

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Butch Robins, video star

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Butch Robins presents – Blue Grass Music, its Origin and Development as a Unique and Creative Art Form Produced and directed by Bud Bennett, Radford University Conceived, written and hosted by Butch Robins If you like bluegrass history, you will positively “waller” in this video […]

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IBMM launches Executive Director search

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the official launch of their search for a new Executive Director to replace Gabrielle Gray, who had announced that she would be stepping down in December. Gray will continue to manage the organization’s annual music festival, ROMP, but […]

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2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s awards season in Tinseltown, as you can tell if you open a newspaper or turn on the TV. But it’s not just for the movies, or just in southern California. Over the weekend, the 8th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards were distributed during the […]

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