Category: Media

Steeldrivers song hits American Idol

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s not often that we find bluegrass content on Fox’s American Idol program. But last night’s (3/26) episode found contestant C.J. Harris singing an understated, acoustic version of If It Hadn’t Been Love, written by Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson of The Steeldrivers, who had originally […]

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Music Director hired for Blue Ridge Music Center

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For residents and travelers in the western parts of Virginia and North Carolina, and east Tennessee, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a landmark of  many years’ duration. The road runs more than 450 miles through the Appalachian Mountains, through both the Blue Ridge and Great […]

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Nominations sought for Americana Honors & Awards

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Americana Music Association is inviting members to submit nominations for the the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, which will be announced during their Americana Music Festival & Conference (9/17-21) in Nashville. Categories include best album, song, artist, emerging artist, instrumentalist and duo/group of the year. Only AMA […]

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At The Feed & Seed

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Back in 2012 we did a feature on Feed & Seed, a unique music venue in Fletcher, NC housed in what was once a thriving local business, Fletcher Supply Company. It was part hardware store and part seed mill serving the largely rural and agrarian population […]

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Track by Track with Lorraine Jordan

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Track by Track concept has long been a popular one with music broadcasters. Simply stated, a radio host and an artists sit down in the studio to discuss each track of an artist’s new release, as they play through them one by one. It’s […]

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Pogo Big video from Darol Anger and E-And’A

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Darol Anger quickly reached monster status when he debuted with the David Grisman Quintet at 21 years of age in 1977. He went on to co-found the innovative Turtle Island Quartet and record more than a dozen albums, both under his name and as collaborations […]

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New projects from Pinecastle this year

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Pinecastle Records’ Ethan Burkhardt shared some news today about what they have in the pipeline for 2014. They have just recently released a new CD for bassist/vocalist Matt Wallace, and had previously announced one coming from reso-man Phil Leadbetter and an Osborne Brothers CD of […]

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Changes for WOB 2014

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced some changes for the 2014 World of Bluegrass events. This will be second year in their new location of Raleigh, NC, running from September 30 through October 4. Over those five days, IBMA will host their three-day business […]

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FreshGrass acquires No Depression

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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FreshGrass, an aggressive new music festival launched last year at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, has acquired the Americana/folk publication No Depression. No Depression began as a print journal in 1995, publishing bi-monthly with a focus on alt-country music. They gradually moved to […]

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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie live on WAMU

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie will celebrate this month’s release of their latest CD, Dancin’ Annie, with a live radio broadcast tonight (3/21) on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Emerson, of course, is a true legend in the banjo world, having performed as a young man with Cliff […]

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