Category: Music

Brad Hudson back to Carolina Road

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have welcomed Brad Hudson back to the band on reso-guitar full time. The eastern North Carolina native developed a fascination with Carolina Road’s music as a teen, and went to see them perform as often as possible. His hope to join the band […]

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Mama Tried – single release from Rhonda Vincent

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rhonda Vincent has today released a new single to radio, her bluegrass version of the Merle Haggard classic, Mama Tried. Like so many country and bluegrass artists, Rhonda had been a lifelong Haggard fan, and had the opportunity to meet and open a show for him just […]

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Richard Ciferský to Dale Ann Bradley

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A few months ago we shared an appeal from Slovak banjo picker and entrepreneur Richard Ciferský, who was seeking financial assistance with the legal costs of obtaining a work visa to play music in the United States. Richard had visited the US many times, but to work here legally […]

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2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winners

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The winners in the 2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest have been announced. Finalists competed this afternoon by performing their songs before the judges, and the winners will get the opportunity to sing them again later today on one of the main stages. The results […]

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New look for Fossil Creek Band

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Fossil Creek Band, from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is pleased to welcome two new members as they prepare for a swing through the southern US starting this weekend. Gil Evans has joined the group on bass, as has Darrell Wagner on fiddle. Evans is […]

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Scott Napier songwriting class offered online

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky has announced that they will be offering their Songwriting I class (PSM 107) online this summer. HCTC houses the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, which offers an Associates Degree in Bluegrass and Traditional Music, along with […]

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Songwriter’s Back Story – Wilma Walker

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song Wilma Walker, written by husband and wife writing and recording duo, Donna Ulisse and Rick Stanley, recorded by the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver on their 2015 Mountain Home Music Company album, In Session. I caught […]

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Stuart Wyrick to Flashback

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Flashback has announced the addition of Stuart Wyrick to the group on banjo. The band is a reunion of four pickers who worked with J.D. Crowe & The New South in the mid-1990s. They have taken their new band name from the title of the album […]

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Niall Toner does Nashville

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The ABC TV series, that is. The current season, episode 15, (415) of the American soap series Nashville, broadcast on Wednesday, April 15, featured two of Irish bluegrass mandolin player Niall Toner’s tunes. The instrumentals, composed about 15 years ago – Drunken Daisy, written Toner […]

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BSU Grass at North Greenville University

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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BSU Grass, a campus bluegrass band sponsored by the Baptist Student Union at North Greenville University in South Carolina, is planning a concert for April 29 to officially release their second album, Just Any Moment. While they receive no class credit for participating, the band is […]

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