Category: Music

Haas, Kowert, Tice – You Got This

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Special project bands have become a substantial part of the contemporary music scene, in a sort of self-perpetuating cycle. As the members of more top groups look for performance vehicles outside of their regular band formats, other members of those groups feel the pull as […]

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Sneak peek from Steve Gulley

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22. While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as an attempt to share his own faith journey, and […]

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The Boss helps IBMA

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jon Weisberger knows a thing or two about songwriting—he was IBMA’s first songwriter of the year in 2012. And he knows a lot about IBMA—he’s chairman of the organization’s board. In his first role, he was looking to put together a new collection of songs he […]

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John Hutchinson passes

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
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We have learned that prominent festival promoter John Hutchinson passed away earlier this afternoon. Along with his wife Fern, John ran the Central Virginia Bluegrass Festival in Amelia, VA since 1979. He was 83 years old. John had suffered a stroke in January of this year, […]

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Movin’ On from Wayne Taylor

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wayne Taylor, former director of the US Navy’s Country Current, has released his latest CD, Movin’ On. Like his previous solo efforts, and his ones with Appaloosa, the record consists primarily of Taylor’s original songs, punctuated by a few folk and bluegrass classics. Eight of twelve […]

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New single from The Spinney Brothers

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Gonna Catch A Train is the debut single from The Spinney Brothers‘ upcoming album on Mountain Fever, Tried & True, due in mid-October. It’s a song written by the late Ed Hamilton, who won the 1998 IBMA Song of the Year Award for Lonesome Old House, as recorded […]

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Gibson Brothers sign with Rounder Records

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced the signing of The Gibson Brothers to their label. A new album is currently in progress, which is expected to hit in January of 2015. The past few years have been big ones for the brothers, who like most “overnight successes,” […]

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Changes in Sweet Dixie

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Stifel, guitarist with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, has left the band to pursue other options. His spot has been filled by Maryland musician Tom Adams. “I’d love to offer up a colorful story, but the reality is I’m just looking to do something […]

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From Big Country Bluegrass to Miranda Lambert

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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From the comments we get, it’s clear that many of our readers are fans of country music as well as bluegrass. So for those of you who follow the Nashville scene, here’s a fun story. On superstar Mirada Lambert’s new album, Platinum, there’s a jumping track […]

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Introducing Willow & Lee

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steady readers of Bluegrass Today know that we have a special interest in young bluegrass artists and performers. It’s exciting to see the zeal and excitement in a young musician’s eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will be left in good hands. If […]

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