Category: Music

Trinity River Band’s Better Than Blue coming soon

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Callahan, Florida’s Trinity River Band has announced April 22 as the official release date of their upcoming Orange Blossom Records album, Better Than Blue. Better Than Blue includes songs from Larry Cordle, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, Sarah Pirkle, and Carl Jackson, as well as several band originals. Sarah […]

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Here Comes Feller & Hill… Again!

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s the type of approach Tom Feller and Chris Hill took on their sophomore album, Here Comes Feller & Hill… Again! Following the success of their self-titled debut, Feller & Hill are back, with more of the same. Tom […]

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Motley – Andy Lowe

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For his debut solo album, North Carolina banjo man Andy Lowe could have taken the easy route and released a solid collection of Scruggs tunes, mixed in with a few originals and vocal numbers. He certainly has the banjo skills to handle it. Instead, Lowe […]

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A Richard Bennett tasting

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In advance of its May 27 release, Lonesome Day Records has offered a taste of the music from In The Wind Somewhere by Richard Bennett to our readers at Bluegrass Today. After several years off the road, working at a variety show in Pigeon Forge, TN, […]

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George Shuffler passes

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th birthday. Shuffler’s distinctive crosspicking guitar […]

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Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s a certain satisfaction in pressing play and hearing straightforward, modern traditional bluegrass music. While boundary-stretching can certainly open doors to new fans and it’s always interesting to hear new innovations and styles, it’s also nice to come across a band that knows their way […]

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Cadillac Sky reunion?

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Cadillac Sky’s brief tenure in the newgrasss world generated a lot of passion. Traditionalists disliked them intensely, while more open-minded (and typically younger) audiences ate them up. Much of the early bristling may have come from a poor audience/entertainer match, with the band being booked […]

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For The Record: Becky Buller #7

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the seventh installment of […]

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Gladys Flatt passes

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Gladys Flatt (nee Stacey) passed away on Monday (March 31, 2014) at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, Tennessee. She was 98 years old. Gladys Lee Stacy Flatt was born July 29, 1915, in White County, Tennessee. 

She married Lester Flatt when she was only 16 years […]

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Chris Austin Songwriting Contest finalists announced

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Finalists have been announced for the 2014 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, held annually as a part of MerleFest. As is usually the case, a number of young bluegrass artists show up on the list. Paul Harrigill, banjo player with Flatt Lonesome, is nominated along with […]

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