Category: Media

Moron Brothers live on Facebook

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Moron Brothers, everybody’s favorite bluegrass comedians, are hosting a special performance tonight (9/15) on Facebook. Lardo and Burley will be using the Facebook live video feature to share their unique perspective on the world starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. These two retired firefighters […]

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J. D. Crowe and Deering Banjos enter Banjo Hall of Fame

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on the Hall of Fame weekend at the American Banjo Museum is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, a Dallas area bluegrass musician, radio host, and founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Alan also serves on the Board of the IBMA and is integral […]

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Bluegrass Country Foundation forms to save BluegrassCountry.org

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It looks like there is at least one group in the DC capitol area hard at work to save their beloved bluegrass radio in the district and outlying areas. The Bluegrass Country Foundation has been formed specifically to raise the necessary funds to continue the […]

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Molly May video from Claire Lynch

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has released a music video for Molly May, the second track on their new album for Claire Lynch, North By South. The record has a Northern theme, featuring songs written by Canadian songwriters, this one by J.P. Cormier from the Cape Breton coast. It’s […]

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2016 Steve Martin Prize goes to Rhiannon Giddens

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In a surprising twist, the 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Rhiannon Giddens, founding member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Along with banjo scholar and musicologist Dom Flemons, Giddens has been at the forefront of a movement of […]

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Tim Surrett steps down as IBMA Board Chair

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tim Surret, Chairman of the IBMA Board of Directors, has resigned his position on the organization’s Executive Committee. Surrett, who also works as bass player with Balsam Range and as a studio musician and producer with Crossroads Music, is recovering from a serious gastrointestinal issue that […]

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Coming Home video from O’Connor Band

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The O’Connor Band has released a new music video for the song Coming Home, the title track from their new Rounder album. It’s a fun, summery video featuring fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor with his family back on the streets of Seattle where he grew up, […]

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NewTown on launch of Nashville Insider

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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September 5 will mark the debut of a new television program airing on multiple cable and satellite platforms. Called Nashville Insider, the show will be hosted by Caroline Cutbirth Hobby, a Nashville songwriter and performer, and a former contestant on The Amazing Race on CBS. This […]

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Kentucky Blue from Billy Droze

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Records has released a second single from their upcoming project with Billy Droze. Still a young man at 29, Droze has already written hit songs for The Grascals (I Know Better and Her Memory Again) plus popular album cuts for Flatt Lonesome, Junior […]

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Noah Brown back to Ralph II

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Well that was fast… After less than a month working with The Darrell Webb Band, Noah Brown has left the group and returned to his previous gig with Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys. But it’s no slight to Darrell and the guys. […]

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