Category: Bluegrass recording news

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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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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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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New Norman Blake CD in January

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the 1970s, flatpicker, songsmith, and vocalist Norman Blake produced a string of superb recordings that featured primarily him and his guitar. Some included contributions from his wife, Nancy, and a few other old time artists, but the main vibe was Norman and his guitar. Now, […]

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Traveler – Randall Hibbitts

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass has a long history of building from within. An awful lot of successful solo artists got their starts working for another more prominent act. These days a lot of people think of Doyle Lawson when that topic comes to mind, and in truth his […]

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Ralph Stanley CD from Cracker Barrel January 19

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley, the mountain music icon who is still touring and recording at the age of 87, is the latest bluegrass artist to record a project for the roadside restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow includes 13 newly recorded […]

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Deck the Halls with lots of banjos

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What’s more Christmasy than a bunch of banjos? Isn’t the first thought in your mind when December rolls around? Well Irish folk band We Banjo 3, who developed their name from three members of the four being given to pick the old banjo, certainly are […]

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