Category: Media

Behind The Mic with Richard Gordon

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the few places you can hear bluegrass music on the radio today in many cities is on college or university radio stations that are generally staffed by students, professors, and community volunteers. DJ Richard Gordon has a lot of experience with this format. […]

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Noam and Aoife on tour

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Two of the most celebrated artists in the vicinity of bluegrass music – with two of the coolest names – Noam Pikelny and Aoife O’Donovan, are winding up a duo tour over the next week across the Midwest. To help promote the shows they have […]

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Debut single from Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steve Gulley and Rural Rhythm Records have released a debut single from Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle. It’s a barnburner of a song that he wrote with Tim Stafford about escaping a relationship with a mentally unbalanced partner, called Leaving Crazytown. Steve explains in the […]

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WorldWideBluegrass.com goes dark

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After eight and a half years of broadcasting bluegrass 24/7 online, WorldWideBluegrass.com has ceased operation. General Manager Jeff DeFord tells us that they shut down effective November 1, and that most of their regular hosts are moving their shows over to The Bluegrass Mix, another […]

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Davidson Brothers talk Aussie bluegrass

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During World of Bluegrass last month we took the opportunity to chat with The Davidson Brothers, who were in Raleigh as an official invited Showcase act. The boys travel from their native Australia to the USA every year or so, and we were pleased to get […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Students of bluegrass, country and old time music are generally agreed that the Bristol Sessions in 1927 served as the Big Bang of hillbilly music, the spark that ignited the popularity of what we now call the traditional mountain sound. In these sessions, held over […]

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Gold Heart still going strong

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When I ran into the Gold sisters at World of Bluegrass last month, I mentioned that I hadn’t seen much from their group, Gold Heart, in a while. But they had been out there touring, and said that they had just finished a new album which […]

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More changes within the IBMA Board

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The IBMA Board of Directors will have some extra work on their hands coming up. On Friday (10/31), Craig Ferguson, the Director of Planet Bluegrass, which produces the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass in Colorado, resigned his position as Vice Chair after having been informed […]

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Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry. […]

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