Category: Music

Free music from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Wisconsin’s Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are offering a free download of their Middle Western CD this week. The “name your price” offer will be available until Friday, allowing for free downloads during this time. Of course, one is free to add a tip or pay […]

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Farewell to Bobby Martin, The Bluegrass Drummer

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last week saw the loss of one of the more recognizable personalities at bluegrass festivals in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Bobby Martin, known to jammers across the south as “The Bluegrass Drummer,” passed away shortly after receiving a diagnosis of cancer from his doctors. […]

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On This Day #47 – JD Crowe live in Tokyo

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On April 18, 1979, JD Crowe and the New South played at the Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Having already visited Japan in August 1975, banjo ace Crowe took the New South back to the Land of the Rising […]

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Rattle & Roar coming from The Earls

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Earls of Leicester, headed up by Jerry Douglas, will continue their romp through the music of Flatt & Scruggs with a second album of classic songs in July. Rattle & Roar, like their self-titled debut, is a collection of numbers performed by Lester & Earl […]

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The Road’s Salvation track preview

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records and The Lonely Heartstring Band have graciously agreed to share a track from their upcoming album, Deep Waters, with Bluegrass Today readers. The album isn’t due until June, but here’s a song to enjoy in the meantime, The Road’s Salvation, written by guitarist […]

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ClayBank to Andrea Roberts Agency

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Not too many new bands have the kind of first year that North Carolina’s ClayBank has enjoyed. Formed in 2015, the group placed 3rd in the 2016 SPBGMA International Band Championship in February, and took first place at the RenoFest band competition last month. Videos […]

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Del and Woody – an unlikely collaboration

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Two masterful musicians from different genres have come together for a new CD despite the fact that one of them passed away nearly a half century ago. The legendary Del McCoury releases a collaborative work with the late Woody Guthrie titled Del and Woody this […]

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Deep Waters coming from Lonely Heartstring Band

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced a June 3 release date for Deep Waters, their first project with Boston-based Lonely Heartstring Band. This contemporary bluegrass band consists of five talented and thoughtful musicians, four of whom met while students at Boston’s prestigious school of modern music, the Berklee […]

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American Heart single from Jon Kahn

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jon Kahn is a country music artist and songwriter, who was convinced by a chance encounter with a bluegrass band that his song, American Heart, needed to be recut as a bluegrass song and released to bluegrass radio. Kahn is also a political writer and editor […]

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Andy Carswell passes

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We received a note from Australian grassers The Stetson Family with news that their mandolinist, Andy Carswell, had passed away in mid-March after a three year bout with cancer. Both Andy and the band had made an effort to keep his health situation under wraps […]

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