Category: Music

NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]

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New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard today from Mike Bentley with news about his group, Cumberland Gap Connection. Mike tells us that he has brought two new members on board, Jeff Smith on bass and Josh Brown on guitar. They join Mike on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo and Matt Hiser on […]

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Frank Solivan with the Earls

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Solivan landed a high-profile fill-in gig while his band, Dirty Kitchen, is on its winter break. He’s playing 10 gigs with the Earls of Leicester, the all-star band channeling Flatt and Scruggs. Solivan, fresh off a Grammy nomination, will be filling in for Tim […]

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Monroe Fields passes

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We have just learned of this morning’s passing of Monroe Fields, who played bass with both Bill Monroe and Jim & Jesse, and mandolin with Carl Sauceman and Flatt & Scruggs. He was 86 years old and had been battling lung cancer this past few months. […]

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Po’ Ramblin’ Boys become The James King Band

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and friends of bluegrass balladeer James King know that the past year has been a difficult one for him to endure. Just as he was enjoying the success of a strong new album in the summer of 2014 came news of some very serious […]

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Hironobu Oda studies Kentucky Bluegrass… from Japan

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other than the United States, Japan has long been home to one of the largest bases of bluegrass fans. American bluegrass groups have been touring the country for decades, and several Japanese bluegrass instrumentalists have become well-known around the world. For those reasons, the Kentucky […]

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Jarod Walker to Claire Lynch Band

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch has announced the newest member of her band, mandolinist Jarod Walker. Fans may recognize him from working last year with both Missy Raines and Rebecca Frazier. Walker grew up in Florida, one of the infamously talented Walker Brothers, but lives now in central […]

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20 year compilation CD from King James Boys

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The King James 1611 Boys have released a 20th anniversary compilation CD, containing selections from the South Carolina Gospel group’s eight albums over the past two decades. Entitled 20th Anniversary Edition, the record features 20 tracks, mostly original compositions from within the band. CDs can […]

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New EP from The Cubero Brothers

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Cubero Brothers (Los Hermanos Cuberos), Spain’s top bluegrass hybrid brother duet team, has released a new EP of their distinctive music, blending Castilian folk music with our beloved bluegrass. A burrasca perdida contains 4 tracks, 2 traditional Spanish songs, and two Cubero originals. Hermano Roberto plays […]

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Two new members for Stoney Creek

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Stoney Creek will boast a couple of new members when they hit the stage in 2015. The band has announced the addition of banjo player Troy Stangle and guitarist Kenton Catlett to their lineup. Troy had worked previously with All4Hym before their current sabbatical. […]

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