Category: Media

Flatt Lonesome offers sneak peek at Runaway Train

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Records has dropped a sneak peek video to introduce bluegrass fans to some of the music on their upcoming release, Runaway Train, from Flatt Lonesome. It finds the talented young group working in the studio, laying down the grass, and rehearsing their trademark sibling […]

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Dove Award nominees for 2015

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Also announced yesterday were the Dove Award nominees for 2015, presented each year by the Gospel Music Association in Nashville, TN. They recognize excellence in all the various forms of contemporary Gospel music, including rock, pop, traditional, southern, inspirational, worship, hip/hop, choral… and bluegrass. The […]

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2015 IBMA Awards Nominees

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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At a press conference aired this morning on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the final nominees for their 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with this year’s Hall Of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. The winners will be announced […]

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It Could Have Been The Mandolin video from Donna Ulisse

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Donna Ulisse has come up with a clever way to promote her new single, It Could Have Been The Mandolin. It will be included on her next album, Hard Cry Moon. She’s created a spoof news video, reporting on the mysterious “death” of her banjo […]

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Joe Spann to IBMA

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of Joe Spann as their new Member Services Manager. Joe is a recognized expert on prewar flathead banjos, is the author of Spann’s Guide To Gibson Banjos 1902-1941, and had been working for Huber Banjos in […]

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Vintage Mandolin Quartet tackles Gounod Funeral March

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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What do you call four old guys, playing old music on old instruments? In Nashville they’re called The Vintage Mandolin Quartet and, as the name suggests, they perform on rare and valuable mandolin family instruments from the early parts of the 20th century. Specifically, they are […]

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IBMA Film Festival selections announced

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the selections for their 2015 IBMA Film Festival, held in conjunction with their annual World of Bluegrass convention. Two films have been chosen as highlights to be presented during the mid-week business conference, and seven others will be […]

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Darrell Brothers to host 2015 IBMA Songwriters Showcase

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Each year the International Bluegrass Music Association presents a Songwriter Showcase during their World Of Bluegrass Convention. A number of songwriters are chosen each year by a selection committee to perform their songs before the assembled audience of artists, producers, and other writers. The Darrell Brothers, […]

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The Mandolin – A History

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Graham McDonald, Australian builder of fine mandolins, mandocellos, and bouzoukis, is doing a valiant service for the 8 string community with his upcoming book, The Mandolin – a history. Using a focus on individual builders as a theme, McDonald’s book follows the development of the instrument […]

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Happy Anniversary to Classic Country Radio

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Classic Country Radio, a mini-conglomerate of three advertiser-supported radio stations in southern Ohio, is celebrating their 20th Anniversary on the air this month. What started as an old, broken-down facility at WBZI in Xenia has grown under the direction of Joe Mullins into a broadcasting […]

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