Category: Music

Lonesome Day launches Dry Lightning

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Randall Deaton and Lonesome Day Records have announced the launch of a new label imprint to be known as Dry Lightning Records. Its purpose is specifically to offer their non-bluegrass projects a separate brand identity in the market. At the same time, Deaton has announced […]

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David Long back to Big Country Show

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Karl Shiflett has announced that David Long has returned to play mandolin with The Big Country Show. Long has a well-earned reputation as a master of traditional and early bluegrass mandolin styles, and is resuming a position with Karl he had held previously. He is […]

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Regina Bartlett passes 

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Regina Ann Bartlett passed away suddenly on October 1, 2014, while attending the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina. She had been enjoying herself jamming into the early hours, but passed away in her sleep later that morning. A resident of Watsonville, […]

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Kameron Keller to Junior Sisk

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced that Kameron Keller has taken the job playing bass with Rambler’s Choice. He had been working this past few years with Alan Bibey and Grasstowne. Kameron takes the spot vacated by Jason Tomlin who has left for a job with Tru-Ball […]

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Johnny Vincent passes

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Johnny Vincent, a life-long bluegrass performer, and father of Darin and Rhonda Vincent, died this morning after a long illness. He was the banjo player for the Vincent family’s bluegrass band, The Sally Mountain Show, when Rhonda and Darin were young. He also appeared as […]

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley to Compass

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has announced the signing of Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley for the release of their upcoming album, Before The Sun Goes Down. It’s a project that mixes bluegrass and traditional country music with an all-star band behind them. Rob says that he was […]

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Turning Ground wins Bluegrass Island competition

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At last weekend’s Outer Banks Bluegras Festival in Manteo, NC, Turning Ground from Salyersville, KY was announced as the winners of the First Annual Banjo Island Band competition. The invitational contest was held on September 26, with each of 7 groups performing an allotted 15 minute […]

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Matthew Arndt departs Early Edition

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kevin Pace and the Early Edition from Spokane, WA has announced that fiddler Matthew Arndt has left the group. He played his final show with the band on September 27. Kevin says that Matthew was the youngest member of the group, and had been with him […]

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Hal Wylie passes

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hal Wylie, guitarist, vocalist, and long time sidekick of Roger Sprung, passed away on September 20. He was born in the Bronx, NY on May 21, 1930, and was a fixture in the early days of the folk music scene in Washington Square Park in […]

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Day 2 for Driven at WOB ’14

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it would be […]

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