Category: Music

Hironobu Oda studies Kentucky Bluegrass… from Japan

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other than the United States, Japan has long been home to one of the largest bases of bluegrass fans. American bluegrass groups have been touring the country for decades, and several Japanese bluegrass instrumentalists have become well-known around the world. For those reasons, the Kentucky […]

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Jarod Walker to Claire Lynch Band

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch has announced the newest member of her band, mandolinist Jarod Walker. Fans may recognize him from working last year with both Missy Raines and Rebecca Frazier. Walker grew up in Florida, one of the infamously talented Walker Brothers, but lives now in central […]

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20 year compilation CD from King James Boys

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The King James 1611 Boys have released a 20th anniversary compilation CD, containing selections from the South Carolina Gospel group’s eight albums over the past two decades. Entitled 20th Anniversary Edition, the record features 20 tracks, mostly original compositions from within the band. CDs can […]

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New EP from The Cubero Brothers

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Cubero Brothers (Los Hermanos Cuberos), Spain’s top bluegrass hybrid brother duet team, has released a new EP of their distinctive music, blending Castilian folk music with our beloved bluegrass. A burrasca perdida contains 4 tracks, 2 traditional Spanish songs, and two Cubero originals. Hermano Roberto plays […]

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Two new members for Stoney Creek

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Stoney Creek will boast a couple of new members when they hit the stage in 2015. The band has announced the addition of banjo player Troy Stangle and guitarist Kenton Catlett to their lineup. Troy had worked previously with All4Hym before their current sabbatical. […]

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Hazel Dickens Song Contest winners announced

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The DC Bluegrass Union has posted the winners of their inaugural Hazel Dickens Song Contest, just ahead of their big DC Bluegrass Festival later this month. They were delighted to receive more than 80 entries in this first year, all of which were judged by John Starling, […]

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Gold Heart to Mountain Fever

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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During this past weekend’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville, Mountain Fever Records signed the latest young bluegrass act to the label. Gold Heart, featuring the talented Gold sisters from Northern Virginia, will release their next project with Mountain Fever this Spring. Mark Hodges with the label […]

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Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys 

| February 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Bluegrass enthusiasts of a certain preference and/or of a certain age will be familiar with the name Monroe Fields. His musicianship has been compared with such excellent side-men as Joe Stuart, Paul Warren, Curly Lambert, George Shuffler, Ralph Mayo, Ernest Ferguson, Claude Boone and Bobby […]

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Zoe Guigueno to Della Mae

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Della Mae has announced the newest addition to their group.  Zoe Guigueno, formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow, has joined the group on bass. She takes the spot vacated by Shelby Means at the end of last year’s touring season. Zoe will make her first appearance […]

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Bill Murray at The Station Inn

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you were at Nashville’s Station Inn on January 10 to see the world famous Steeldrivers, you might have spied another celebrity in the crowd. Television and movie star, Bill Murray – a huge fan of the band – was in attendance. Murray met the ‘Drivers […]

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