Category: Music

Bobby Osborne to PledgeMusic

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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At a time when most artists are slowing down a bit, bluegrass balladeer Bobby Osborne is still out there working and trying new things. Now 84 years old, Osborne has announced that he has started a crowd funding campaign with PledgeMusic to allows all his […]

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Ray Hesson passes

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ray Hesson, renowned banjoist from southern Maryland, died on Tuesday (May 24) after a long illness. He was 74 years of age. Born Raymond David Hesson on December 14, 1941, Ray was a fixture in the DC-area bluegrass scene since the 1960s when he taught […]

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Croweology coming May 31

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rickey Wasson became synonymous with the sound of J.D. Crowe & The New South during the band’s final years. Singing lead and playing guitar, Rickey’s rich, soulful baritone covered all the hits Crowe had recorded with legends like Tony Rice, Keith Whitley, or Richard Bennett at […]

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New album coming from Rob & Trey

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has announced a July 8 release date for The Country Blues, the sophomore project from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. Their unique sound is based on Rob’s stunning mastery of the reso-guitar and Trey’s soulful country/bluegrass singing and flatpicking guitar. Their act started as […]

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Railroaders to Southern Belle

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Southern Belle Booking has announced the signing of The Railroaders to the agency for exclusive representation. This is the new group recently formed with Shayne Bartley, Darren Beachley, Greg Luck, and David Carroll. They join Southern Belle artists Nathan Stanley, Bobby Osborne, Carolina Blue, and […]

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Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The 1st Annual Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp has been scheduled for later this summer, held in conjunction with the Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Surfside Beach, SC. Joining Alan on the faculty will be Danny Roberts from The Grascals, and Gary Brown, Bibey’s cousin and […]

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Long I Ride from Special C

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Special Consensus has a long and storied history in bluegrass music. The Chicago-based outfit, headed by founding banjoist Greg Cahill, has been recording and touring worldwide for 41 years. We spoke recently with Greg about the band, and their new album, Long I Ride, due […]

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Poor Boy’s Pleasure from Junior Sisk this weekend

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This coming weekend at the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd, VA Junior Sisk will officially release his first album for Mountain Fever Records, Poor Boy’s Pleasure. Fans will be able to purchase a copy at the festival, where Junior and Rambler’s Choice […]

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Della Mae going hard this summer, then taking a break

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Della Mae has announced that they are gearing up for some exhaustive touring this summer, to be followed by an indefinite hiatus starting in mid-August. Citing a desire for time at home and to work on individual solo projects, the ladies did not indicate a clear-cut […]

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Free Bright Star banjo tabs from Steve Martin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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To help promote his new Broadway musical, Bright Star, written with Edie Brickell, Steve Martin has created and is giving away a free iOS app with banjo tabs for all the songs in the show. The Bright Star app will work on iPhones and iPads and […]

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