Category: Music

Meanwhile, at the airport…

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the best parts of having Hot Rize back on tour again is tracking the mischief that Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers get into following the Hot Rize boys around on the road. Now, it appears that something is brewing between these bands of brothers. […]

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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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John Hartford – Life, Love & Music

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Raven Records has released a 2-disc CD package that contains the five early RCA albums by John Hartford. Life, Love & Music – 5 Essential Albums 1966-1969 contains all the tracks from John Hartford Looks at Life (1966), Earthwords & Music (1967), The Love Album (1967), […]

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New CD, new bassist for Tyler Williams Band

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tyler Williams is a gifted bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist residing in the fertile musical hills of East Tennessee. Though born in Central Ohio, Williams has made his home in the Johnson City area for some time, where he performs regularly with his own band. Like many acoustic […]

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Gospel project coming from Feller & Hill

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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An awful lot of bluegrass bands use the time between Thanksgiving and New Years to either work on new material, or concentrate on holiday themed shows. People get into the Christmas mood, and venues and audiences alike want to focus on that spirit. For Feller […]

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Cold Chocolate releases second CD

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Boston’s Cold Chocolate has released their second CD, and first full-length project. The eponymous album contains 11 new songs from the band, and a John Hartford cover. Unlike so many Boston-area bands who form within one of the city’s many institutions of higher learning, this bunch […]

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Ray Davis passes

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Radio legend Ray Davis, who hosted an afternoon show for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country for many years, died yesterday evening following a bout with cancer. He was 81 years old. Ray spent 65 years broadcasting in the Washington, DC area, 28 of them with WAMU. He had […]

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