Category: Music

ClayBank to Rural Rhythm

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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ClayBank, a new bluegrass group from western North Carolina is on the move again. This hard-driving young band – with one token veteran – has just signed with Rural Rhythm Records in Nashville. They expect to complete their debut project this summer for a fall 2016 […]

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Jamie Sparks hospitalized

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jamie Sparks, the young banjo picker with The Bluegrass Brothers, was hospitalized on Monday near his home in Richmond, VA. Bluegrass fans will quickly recognize Jamie, as he is one of the very few left-handed banjoists working in our music. According to Bluegrass Brothers bassist and […]

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Adam Burrows to Kevin Prater Band

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Kevin Prater has announced the addition of Adam Burrows to his touring band, playing fiddle and doubling on guitar and vocals. Adam is from Asheboro, NC and had recently been performing with The Price Sisters on bass, and with his brother Jake as The Burrows […]

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Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor hospitalized

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This statement was just released from Blue Highway… Blue Highway’s highly respected and much loved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor has been hospitalized on Friday, May 13, with heart surgery impending on Monday. Wayne experienced chest pain on Thursday evening, leading him to an […]

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Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

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Kentucky Mountain Trio to Mountain Fever

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Fever Records has signed Heidi and Ryan Greer, traditional bluegrass and Gospel singers who perform as Kentucky Mountain Trio. The husband and wife duet team come from the fertile bluegrass region of eastern Kentucky, where hard living and inspirational songs have been a part […]

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The Price Sisters to Rebel Records

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rebel Records has announced the signing of The Price Sisters to the label. This pair of Ohio youngsters, twins Lauren and Leanna Price, have already at 21 years of age become established and experienced performers on the festival circuit. Both are students at the Kentucky Center for […]

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Harlan Road coming from NewTown

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has announced July 8 for the release date for Harlan Road, their next album for Kentucky’s NewTown. It’s been three years since we’ve had a new project from this talented group, fronted by the husband/wife team of Kati Penn and Jr. Williams. […]

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The Story Behind the Song – The Last Suit You Wear

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Last Suit You Wear, written by Larry Williams, Larry Shell and Kim Williams, was recorded by Larry Sparks in the Fall of 2006 and released on the album of the same name on the McCoury Music label (MCM 0004), produced by Don Rigsby. The […]

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Beyond The Waterfall from Dan Levenson

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mel Bay will soon release a new book of old time tunes from banjo and fiddle favorite, Dan Levenson. Beyond The Waterfall contains 40 lesser-played tunes arranged for both banjo and fiddle, presented in banjo tablature and standard notation. Levenson suggests that these are fairly […]

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