Category: Music

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 | 0 Comments
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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 | 0 Comments
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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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For The Record: Becky Buller #8

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their 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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Jim VanCleve exits Mountain Heart [updated]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s the end of an era. Fiddler Jim VanCleve has announced his departure from Mountain Heart, a group he helped found some years ago. At its onset, Jim, Barry Abernathy, and Steve Gulley started the band when they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998. […]

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Tony Mowell to NewTown

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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NewTown has announced Tony Mowell as their new bass player, just in time for the start of their 2014 touring season. With a strong new record, Time Machine, and a good bit of momentum from last year, the band has every reason to expect big things […]

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Captivated – Ashley Lewis

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]

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Dancin’ Annie – Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A couple of things come quickly to mind while listening to Dancin’ Annie, the new Rural Rhythm release from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. The first is that the passage of time hasn’t slowed one of bluegrass music’s steadiest banjo pickers. He still covers the […]

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Win an autographed Soggy Bottom Boys show poster

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Would you like to own a signed show poster from the Soggy Bottom Boys’ recent live show in Gatlinburg, TN? As we mentioned in an earlier post, the guys signed a limited number of these when they performed in March at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. One of only […]

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