Category: Music

John Dopyera passes

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]

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Davidsons come up big in Aussie awards nominations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When the nominees were announced for the 2015 Australian Golden Guitar awards on Monday, there was great news for Aussie grassers The Davidson Brothers. Their names were called in four separate categories, including song awards for two tracks from their current Wanderlust CD. Wanderlust was nominated for […]

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Teri Chism to Circa Blue

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Circa Blue has announced that Teri Chism has joined the band on bass. She has been a fixture in the DC-area bluegrass scene for many years, working with Patent Pending and Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass. Upon Cliff’s retirement, Teri […]

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Mountain Heart is back for 2015 – and beyond

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After dropping into apparent obscurity this year, and announcing the departure of founding member Jim VanCleve and bass player Jason Moore, Mountain Heart has indicated today that they are back with a renewed focus, and a new album in 2015. Van Cleve is returning on fiddle […]

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Stevens Family retires from touring

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Stevens Family bluegrass band from West Virginia has reached that point which signals the end of their touring career. Like so many other like family groups, it is the point where the younger members are ready to pursue career goals that conflict with a family […]

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New Punch Brothers track – I Blew It Off

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Punch Brothers are fixin’ to come rarin’ back in 2015, with a new album and tour announced starting in February. A single track has been released today on video as a tease. It’s a grass-pop ballad sure to whet the appetite of Punch Brothers fans everywhere. […]

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Ann Soyars passes

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If you’ve ever  visited or played at The Station Inn, Nashville’s iconic bluegrass dive bar, you’d surely recognize the smiling face of Ann Soyars welcoming folks in to enjoy a show. Now after many years as a beacon for Music City grassers, Miss Ann is […]

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More Doyle in 2015

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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January 20, 2015 has been announced as the release date for In Session, the next Mountain Home album from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. It will feature 12 new tracks from the current edition of Quicksilver: Joe Dean on banjo, Josh Swift on resonator guitar, Eli […]

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Dale Potter and Buck Ryan reissues from Rural Rhythm

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm has released two new titles in their Heritage Collection Series featuring two of the most celebrated fiddlers from the early days of bluegrass. Like the other Heritage reissues, these new releases are offered in both CD and download formats. From 1967 comes Hoe […]

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Michael Daves says Let’s Play Two

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The two album concept is having a good run in 2014, with a number of artists deciding to record and release a pair of CDs at the same time. Not a double album, with two distinct discs, but two separate projects that hit at the same time. […]

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