Category: Media

Prince of Bluegrass, or King of Rock & Roll?

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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That’s the question moviegoers may be asking about Nathan Stanley later this year when Believe, a new film from Billy Dickson, hits the screens in time for the 2016 holiday market. The movie tells the story of a small town business owner whose company falls on […]

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Sutton Old Time Music Hour now on WSM

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Sutton Old Time Music Hour, which features bluegrass and old music performances recorded before a live audience each week, is delighted to announce that they have added the country music superstation WSM in Nashville to their list of syndicators. Host Sam Stout welcomes bands in on […]

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Darrell Brothers descend on IBMA

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As if the folks at the IBMA offices didn’t have enough on their hands… The Darrell Brothers showed up at IBMA headquarters this week, expecting to sign an agreement to host this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards, and I don’t think it went the way anyone […]

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IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say they might boycott this […]

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Dixie & Tom T. Hall: A Homegrown Love Story

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hard at work preparing a new exhibit that traces the lives of legendary country and bluegrass songwriters, Tom T. and Dixie Hall. Tom T. had a successful career as a country singer as well, while Miss Dixie was more […]

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The Winding Stream .. at the Carter Family Fold

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Carter Family Fold along A.P. Carter Highway, north of Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special screening of Beth Harrington’s documentary The Winding Stream on this coming Sunday, April 10, 2016. The extremely enchanting film depicts the life and music of A.P., Sara and Maybelle […]

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Bluegrass cartoons from Rick and Donna

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Earning my living as a banjo teacher for many years of my life, I came quickly to notice that students tended to fall into one of two groups. Young people, teens through college-aged and slightly beyond, or folks in or nearing retirement. Often it would […]

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Grassers score big win at the ACMs

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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While Chris Stapleton, former guitarist and lead singer for The Steeldrivers, continued his march through the country music institutions last night in Las Vegas, his dominance at the Academy of Country Music awards last night also included spots for several of his bluegrass buddies. The 2016 […]

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Bluegrass Crossroads Show signs off

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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After 18 years on the air on WMSR Thunder Radio (1320 AM and 107.9 FM in Coffee County, TN), The Bluegrass Crossroads Show is signing off after this week’s program. Not for lack of listener interest, or support from station management. It’s just that the rotating crew of […]

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Born To Roll video from James Reams

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bi-coastal grasser James Reams has dropped another video from his current CD, Rhyme & Season. James maintains a band on the east coast and one on the west, both billed as The Barnstormers. For this number, Born To Roll, it’s his New Jersey bandmates with […]

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