Category: Bluegrass recording news

New look for Larry Stephenson Band

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Larry Stephenson is gearing up for a busy September, closing out with a bang at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Serious Larry Stephenson Band fans will notice a new face in the lineup, and the return […]

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Béla & Abby CD in October

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: husband and wife, parents, musicians, touring partners, and now studio duet collaborators. Rounder Records has announced today that they will release their first, and eponymous, album October 7. There will also be a second duo tour starting later this Fall. Family […]

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The Patuxent Banjo Project

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from Patuxent Music, The Patuxent Banjo Project (Patuxent CD 250), has a very interesting aspect in that it brings together 40 regional banjo players to showcase their talents. However, these pickers are from the bluegrass-rich Greater Washington, DC – Baltimore, Maryland, area […]

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Shotgun Holler to Lonesome Day

| August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Talk about moving fast! Kentucky mandolinist Shawn Brock was inspired in February to start a new bluegrass band. Now in August he’s got the band, Shotgun Holler, and a record label contract with Lonesome Day Records. Of course it helps that he’s known Lonesome Day’s Randall […]

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New Mac Wiseman album slated for September

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At 89, most artists would ride off into retirement, especially following the announcement of being inducted into a second hall of fame. However, Mac Wiseman is no ordinary artist. A long-time member of the Bluegrass Hall of Honor and scheduled to be inducted into the […]

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More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
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In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written. It found a ready audience among lovers of modern string music, but was a bit baffling for Thile’s fans from Nickel Creek, and Meyer’s followers in the […]

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The Old Friends Are Back!

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of my favorite releases of the past several years has been Old Friends Get Together from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. The successful album served as a de facto tribute to the Gospel music of Jimmy Martin, as all were members of Jimmy’s Sunny […]

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Junior Sisk drops Honky Tonked To Death

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The first single from Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice’s upcoming Rebel project, Trouble Follows Me, was released today. Honky Tonked To Death was written by Bill Castle, and tells of romance destroyed by a cheating lover who wrecked his life running ’round. As the chorus puts it, “Love […]

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On My Mind from The Earls of Leicester

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Can a group of Nashville bluegrass superpickers recall the power and precision of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in their prime? That’s the question Jerry Douglas is asking with his upcoming album with The Earls of Leicester. The Earls include Jerry […]

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Live album coming from Chris Jones

| July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Live At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7. Often live albums are trotted out as a fresher take […]

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