Category: Media

Dear Sister video from Claire Lynch

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dear Sister, the title track from Claire Lynch’s current CD, has been a very popular number for her this past 18 months or so. Co-written by Claire and Louisa Branscomb, it continues her habit of recording thoughtful and compelling songs about the American Civil War, […]

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Behind The Mic with Julie Tucker

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sometimes, bluegrass music can sneak up and take you by surprise. One day you’re a casual fan, adding some bluegrass songs to your iPod occasionally and attending one or two festivals in the area each year. The next day, you’re all in: spending all week […]

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Valerie Smith on The Human Condition

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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You can never be too sure what to expect from Valerie Smith. Her contributions to the musical arts follow her whim, as all art must do I suppose. Val has come through some difficult times of late, including health issues related to her voice. She told […]

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Red Oak Tree video from Donna Hughes

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Donna Hughes has released a music video from her two new albums. That’s right… two new albums. Hughes drops a pair of projects today, consisting of her original songs, packaged separately with different titles. From The Heart is produced as a bluegrass album, complete with […]

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The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar. Written by FGM publisher Dan Miller, The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos runs to 260 pages and includes a pair of audio CDs covering what the author describes as three […]

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Blue Is Falling video from Hot Rize

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hot Rize has created a music video for the debut single from their upcoming album, When I’m Free, their first in 24 years. This video for Blue Is Falling was shot in Boulder, CO at a benefit concert for victims of the terrible flooding in Colorado last […]

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Far Western to document Japanese bluegrass

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The passion that many Japanese people have for bluegrass and country music was a shocker for filmmaker James Payne when he first experienced it in 2007. He was traveling with US Americana act Horseshoe Road for a live concert video, and was amazed to see the locals come […]

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Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]

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Darin & Brooke – Get Up John

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge have offered up a sneak peek from their next recording, a driving version of the old time favorite, Get Up John, with cross tuned mandolin from studio guest, Sam Bush, in the Monroe style.   Though no date has been given, […]

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New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
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We’ve written many times before about the multiple reasons someone might consider attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention – the expressly business portion held during the week, before the Awards Show and weekend festival. Radio hosts can obtain new recordings and capture interviews, manufacturers […]

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