Category: Music

Pocket Full Of Keys stream from Dale Ann

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Today marks the release of Dale Ann Bradley’s new Pinecastle album, Pocket Full Of Keys, and the label has offered this opportunity to stream the tracks here at Bluegrass Today. Bradley has settled comfortably into the role of bluegrass music’s classiest female vocalist, with record […]

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Nathan Stanley to Southern Belle Booking

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nathan Stanley has announced that he is now being represented by Southern Belle Booking, a new agency located in North Carolina. Southern Belle is managed by principal agent Leslie Brown, whose husband is Dewey Brown, fiddler with the Clinch Mountain Boys. She says that it’s an […]

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Exploring Classical Mandolin by August Watters

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s a long way from Bean Blossom to Boston, but that’s the exact route August Watters’ life has taken. Growing up in Unionville, IN, just ten miles from the famous festival put on by Bill Monroe, Watters never imagined that his boyhood impressions of Big Mon […]

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Jesse Smathers to Lonesome River Band

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Lonesome River Band has announced the addition of Jesse Smathers to the band on mandolin and vocals. He takes the spot of Randy Jones who is now working outside the music business. Bluegrass fans will recognize Jesse from his work with James King, Nothin’ Fancy, and […]

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Lecturer sought for ETSU Bluegrass

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University is accepting applications now for a lecturer spot in their program. This is a non-tenure track, contract position. Here is the official announcement: The Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State […]

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Jean Ritchie passes

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jean Ritchie, folk singer and dulcimer player, passed away on Monday June 1, 2015, at her home in Berea, Kentucky. She was 92 years old. She is noted for bringing centuries-old Appalachian ballads to the attention of international audiences. Ritchie, who grew up in Kentucky’s […]

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Richard Eddy Watson passes 

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Richard Eddy Watson, guitar-playing grandson of Doc Watson and son of the late Merle Watson, has passed away. He died on Monday evening June 1, 2015, due to a heart attack. Watson’s death came three years and two days after the death of his famous […]

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Slim Richey passes

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Michael Richey, known personally and professionally as Slim, died Sunday In Austin, TX. He had been in and out of hospitals this past year, accepting treatment for cancer. Slim was 77 years old. As a musician, he practiced the jazz arts, and was part of […]

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Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have re-signed with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XVII: Anniversary Blue Yodel (Blue Yodel No. 7)

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As of this past Tuesday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The […]

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