Category: Media

Behind The Mic with Charles Hayes

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Some folks, when asked to define bluegrass music, might simply hand you a picture of Bill Monroe. Others might put forth an argument about banjos, or harmonies, or electric instruments. Many folks in recent years have been leaning toward a more a “big tent” description. […]

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My Way Is the Highway video from Rob & Trey

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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To celebrate the release of their new Compass Records album, Before The Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley have created a live performance video for CMT Edge. It finds the somewhat unlikely duo running through one of Trey’s songs, My Way Is The […]

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Bluegrass Ramble submissions open today

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has opened the submission process for artists wishing to apply for a chance to appear as part of the Bluegrass Ramble showcase performances during the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention this Fall in Raleigh, NC. As many as 30 artists/bands will […]

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Bluegrass on American Idol?

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I guess it’s always theoretically possible, but this year there may be a better than average chance. Ellen Petersen, who performs with her family bluegrass band based in Branson, MO, auditioned on a lark for this year’s American Idol on the Fox TV network. She took […]

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My Oh My from Punch Brothers

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Punch Brothers have released a third single in advance of the January 27 debut of their latest Nonesuch album, The Phosphorescent Blues. This new track is My Oh My, and like the previous singles Julep and I Blew It Off, is presented as a static […]

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Three new videos from Mr. Sun

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mr. Sun is a contemporary string band based in Boston featuring Darol Anger, fiddle virtuoso in most every style, along with a trio of youngsters: mando monster Joe Walsh, flatpicker extraordinaire Grant Gordy, and bass wizard Ethan Jodziewicz. They perform a repertoire of their own original […]

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Niall Toner is Working On Love

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Irish balladeer and songwriter Niall Toner is preparing to release a new album, Working On Love, on February 14. Like his previous four albums, this one will consist entirely of Niall’s original songs, including the title track which Toner has released in video form, with […]

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Behind The Mic with Peter Bruce

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Many of the bluegrass broadcasters we’ve written about in this series are volunteers, spending chunks of their evenings or weekends spinning some of their favorite songs for listeners of community, campus, and even commercial radio. For others, however, broadcasting has been their life. One bluegrass […]

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The Coast coming from Wood & Wire

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wood & Wire, a dynamic young string band from Austin, TX, is set to release their second album, The Coast, in February. The group consists of Tony Kamel on guitar, Dom Fisher on bass, Trevor Smith on banjo, and Billy Bright on mandolin. Special guests on […]

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Leftover Salmon celebrates 25 years

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Leftover Salmon has posted high quality, multi-camera video from their 25th anniversary concert on New Year’s Eve in Chicago last month. It includes live music from the show, the presentation of a special birthday cake, vintage footage from the early days of the band, and anniversary […]

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