Category: Music

Hook, Live & Sinker from Chesapeake

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just as focus has been on Seldom Scene this week with their first new project in seven years, here comes a live album from another DC-based group with roots in the Scene. Chesapeake got its start when Mike Auldridge, T. Michael Coleman and Moondi Klein, […]

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Seldom Scene…Long Time

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Until the rich history of the Seldom Scene is laid down in book form, the band’s newest CD, Long Time…Seldom Scene will serve as a terrific Cliff’s Notes version of the story and music. Long Time, released today by Smithsonian Folkways, is the band’s first […]

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The Story Behind the Song – Singing As We Rise

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Joe Newberry was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and grew up in Boone County, Missouri. His songwriting has the same clean, elegant style that characterises his banjo playing. Musicians in the folk and bluegrass world often record his songs. The Gibson Brothers included two of […]

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For The Record: Becky Buller #9

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail tninthheir recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the eighth installment of […]

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Nighthawk from Danny Roberts

| April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Danny Roberts, The Grascals’ mando man, has a new CD set for a May release on Mountain Home Music. Nighthawk highlights Danny’s creative side with ten new tunes for mandolin, and his extra talented family, wife Andrea and daughter Jaelee. Both are fine vocalists, with Andrea […]

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Everlasting Faith – Loose Strings

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While none of the young ladies of the Loose Strings Band are even out of college yet, they’re already making a name for themselves around their home base of Galax, Virginia. In the past year, they not only placed 13th out of over 100 groups […]

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Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo. But this one’s no joke. Tyson Rogers and Bryon Larrance are celebrating how the five string has been a thread in […]

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Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]

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Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

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New John Bowman CD in June

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
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John Bowman has been a bluegrass guy most of his life, and because of his particular talents as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, we’s been able to ply his trade at the highest levels of our music. He played guitar with both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver […]

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