Category: Media

Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with the iBook software for $15.99. […]

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Living In Raleigh Now video from Chatham County Line

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With a new song inspired by the IBMA moving its World of Bluegrass Convention to Raleigh, NC through 2018 – and sure to irritate Kentucky folks disappointed by that eventuality - North Carolina’s Chatham County Line has produced a music video that celebrates their hometown, bluegrass music, and the […]

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Feeling Blue from Mountain Faith

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As promised, here is the new single from Mountain Faith. It’s the “sort of” title track from their upcoming Mountain Fever release, Blue, which is due in November. Feeling Blue is a somewhat different sound for the band, with an old timey vibe and clawhammer […]

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Greensky Bluegrass teases If Sorrows Swim

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass has released a video tease for their next CD, If Sorrows Swim, due to drop next week through Thirty Tigers. The guys talk about the process of recording this new album, with audio for a track or two in the background.   […]

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Dear Sister video from Claire Lynch

| August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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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