Category: Music

Ring The Bell for Chet O’Keefe

| June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Another member of our extended bluegrass family has suffered a loss from fire, perhaps the most fearsome and unforgiving predator we can face, Chet O’Keefe from Washington state, who wrote Ring The Bell for The Gibson Brothers, had been loading his trusty road van preparing to spend […]

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O’Connor Family Coming Home August 5

| June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced August 5 as the release date for Coming Home, the debut album from the O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor. For Mark, who dominated US fiddle competitions as a teen in the 1970s, he’s coming home to the music that launched his career, which […]

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If I Was A Ramblin’ Man from Cascade Crescendo

| June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Cascade Crescendo is a relatively new bluegrass band based in Portland, OR with something of a jamgrass/newgrass bent. Working as a quartet, they formed in 2013 and have been working the club and festival scene in the Pacific Northwest ever since. Their debut recording, Caught […]

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Old time and bluegrass artists celebrate the Smokies

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Great Smoky Mountains Association, a non-profit group who promote the preservation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are in the process of preparing a new recording in honor of the park system’s centennial this year. On Top Of Old Smoky, due in August 2016, […]

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Harlan Road – new single from NewTown

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has released Harlan Road, the title cut and first single from their upcoming NewTown project, due to hit on July 8. The band is based around the music of the husband/wife team of Jr. and Kati Penn Williams. Both share their vocal talents in […]

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Storyman coming from Sam Bush

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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More news today from Sugar Hill Records… June 24 is announced as the release date for Storyman, their 7th project for new grass legend Sam Bush. It will be Sam’s first project since Circles Around Me in 2009. Bush, who also produced the new record, took […]

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Ralph II inherits The Clinch Mountain Boys

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This article is a contribution from CJ Lewandowski, mandolinist with the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, and a proud fan of the Stanley sound. As a young traditionalist, I’ve always had the yearning to make the trip through the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, and across Smith Ridge […]

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Tyler Smith passes

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Surely there is no greater shock in life than the sudden, tragic loss of a young person. The bluegrass world lost one this past Memorial Day weekend when Tyler Smith, a young banjo picker from Knoxville, TN, died while on vacation in Florida. He was […]

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Shawn Camp on Guy Clark

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Recently, the American music industry was rocked by the loss of Guy Clark. The iconic singer-songwriter passed away at age 74. The author of such classic songs as Desperadoes Waiting For A Train (The Highwaymen), The Last Gunfighter Ballad (Johnny Cash), Texas Cookin’ (George Strait), New Cut […]

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Bobby Osborne to PledgeMusic

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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At a time when most artists are slowing down a bit, bluegrass balladeer Bobby Osborne is still out there working and trying new things. Now 84 years old, Osborne has announced that he has started a crowd funding campaign with PledgeMusic to allows all his […]

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