Category: Music

Snapshots from Darin & Brooke in February

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has announced a February release for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge. It will be called Snapshots, and is intended to present a group of songs that have meaning to the couple, just like the stack of photos they might […]

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Karin Wright – You Got The Silver

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We hear a good bit about bluegrass music in Sweden these days, but less so in neighboring Norway. It’s there, however, and we get a taste with the release of You Got The Silver from Norwegian artist Karin Wright. She’s the latest singer from outside […]

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Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]

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New look for Grasstowne

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with Gena Britt coming in […]

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Cambrian Explosion in Boston?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s word of another new EP coming from the burgeoning Boston contemporary bluegrass scene. This time it’s guitarist Andy Cambria putting together a solo project with several of his friends. But Andy says that it’s really more of a band project, recorded with a group that has […]

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Joe Carr passes

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Joe Carr, Texas bluegrass musician and educator, passed away yesterday (12/14) following a stroke. He was 63 years old. Joe had been dealing with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis for several years, which had limited his mobility but not his spirit and love of the music. During […]

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Another Reno & Harrell reissue from Rural Rhythm

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Records has produced another classic reissue with the release of Don Reno & Bill Harrell with The Tennessee Cut-Ups. Originally offered on LP in 1966, this record featured 20 bluegrass favorites by this stellar version of the band. In addition to Don Reno on […]

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Debut album coming from Lonely Heartstring Band

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Boston’s Lonely Heartstring Band met cute. While students at the Berklee College of Music, they accepted a wedding gig that called on them to perform a program of Beatles music on bluegrass instruments. They worked the gig, and enjoyed it such that the five young pickers […]

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Free download from The Gibson Brothers

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It looks like Rounder Records is in the Christmas spirit as well. They are offering a free download of The Gibson Brothers’ version of Bye Bye Love from their upcoming Brotherhood album in exchange for your email address. The song is a classic from The […]

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O Holy Night from Nightflyer

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The guys in Nightflyer have created a special bluegrass-tinged arrangement of O Holy Night for Christmas 2014. It has been among the most beloved carols since it was introduced in the mid 19th century, one that is often a struggle for lesser vocalists. This track […]

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