Category: Music

Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013. Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar […]

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Coming Back Home To You from LRB

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has released a compilation album for Lonesome River Band, containing 12 tracks from the band’s prior projects for the label, which are no longer available on CD. LRB’s Sammy Shelor chose the tracks for Coming Back Home To You along with the current […]

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Results from the 2015 Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On August 22 the winners of the 4th annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival Song Competition were announced. The festival was created four years ago after the organizer, Cyndy Montgomery Reeves, attended a similar event in the Florida keys. Her immediate reaction was that the place for a […]

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Billy Constable passes

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Billy Constable, a well-loved and respected bluegrass musician in western North Carolina, died over this past weekend after a long struggle with brain cancer. Though born in New York, Constable was raised in the Appalachian region of Avery County and discovered bluegrass when his mom married […]

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Kids Academy at Gettysburg 2015

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Baker shared this gallery from The Kids Academy at the August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, held earlier this month. And he’s not done yet!

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Cane Mill Road in Argentina: an update 

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In April we mentioned that the Deep Gap, North Carolina, band Cane Mill Road had been invited to participate in a youth El Concierto En Iguazu (Iguazu in Concert) that took place in Argentina from 25 to 30 May, 2015. The three youngsters had to raise […]

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Mandolin iBook from Adam Tanner

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time fiddler and mandolinist Adam Tanner has put together a mandolin tune book for Apple’s iBook format. It combines audio files with standard notation and tablature for on-screen display, in what should be a very convenient learning system for anyone with an iPad, iPhone, […]

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ETSU hires two new lecturers for bluegrass department

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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East Tennessee State University’s school of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies has announced the hiring of two new lecturers for the program. Both bring specific credentials and experience to bear on their new positions, and have connections to the school and this program. Adam […]

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3 more Heritage Collection releases from Rural Rhythm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In keeping with their commitment to continue re-releasing quality recordings from their deep archives of classic bluegrass, Rural Rhythm Records has announced three more digital titles in its Heritage Collection. Included are resurrected titles from the late 1960s by Jim Eanes, Hylo Brown, and Earl […]

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Emily – new single from Mountain Faith

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Faith Band has a new single set to drop on Friday, the first from That Which Matters, their expected Fall release on Mountain Fever Records. It’s a song they learned from Christian pop artist Francesca Battistelli, and while it is arranged very much like the songs […]

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