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Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that’s advice that you’re wise to […]

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Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for many years. Moore, know as […]

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Gillis Brothers ride again?

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It would seem that we will soon be seeing The Gillis Brothers from Georgia on stage again, though they won’t be performing under that name. John Gillis, who worked with his brother Larry for several years in the 1990s as The Gillis Brothers, is returning […]

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Banjo spot open with Carolina Blue

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Carolina Blue is on the hunt for a new banjo picker. The Brevard, NC-based band plays contemporary bluegrass with a focus on the traditional side of the street. Their current banjo man, Seth Rhinehart, is stepping aside to focus on his work with Mark Kuykendall, Bobby […]

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A Better Game from Jeff Brown

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A Better Game, the first single from the upcoming Union House Records project from Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, A Distant Horizon, is released today to radio. It’s a bluesy number from Scott Patrick and Jeff McClellan, in keeping with Brown’s lonesome singing style, and was […]

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Bankesters back with a new album for Compass

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched the Bankester family grow up on stage. When we first caught wind of their bluegrass show, there were four young girls on stage with their proud parents. Now it’s down to three, and they’ve all grown into lovely young […]

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Changes for The Kevin Prater Band

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Kevin Prater Band has announced a bit of mid-season alteration in their lineup, motivated by the departure of guitarist Rick Bartley who is now touring with his brother, Shayne, as The Bartley Brothers. Now working with Kevin are the Burrows brothers from North Carolina. Adam […]

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Railroaders call it quits

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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No one who follows bluegrass music closely needs to be told that bands come and go as the vagaries of fate and the music industry may dictate. Here’s news of another such story. The Railroaders, a group of bluegrass veterans who came together earlier this […]

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Blueways emerges in Milan

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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And this time we’re not talking about Milan, Michigan! Blueways is a new bluegrass group based in Milan, Italy. The quartet is truly international, with two Italians, a Frenchman, and one American in the band. Natalie Shelar, from Tucson, AZ, is on bass along with […]

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New look for The New Hip

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Missy Raines has announced a number of changes with her touring group, The New Hip, and has recently signed with the Nashville-based agency Lost Buffalo Artists for representation. The New Hip has welcomed Jake Stargel in on guitar. A veteran of several successful groups like […]

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