Category: Music

Dry Branch Fire Squad to Quicksilver Productions

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Quicksilver Productions has announced the signing of the venerable Dry Branch Fire Squad for representation services with the agency. The iconic bluegrass band continues to be anchored by the vocal and storytelling prowess of Ron Thomason, with Brian Aldridge on guitar, Tom Boyd on banjo, and Dan […]

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Flatpick Rhythm Guitar – a Joe Carr archive

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When Joe Carr died just before Christmas last year, we lost not only a talented musician and an engaging performer, but one of the most dedicated and effective teachers in all of bluegrass. After touring for several years as a member of Country Gazette, Joe joined […]

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Test Of Time from Edie and The Steeps

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A new single was announced today from Edie Brickell and The Steep Canyon Rangers, a song written by Brickell and Steeps guitarist/vocalist Woody Platt. The song is Test Of Time, an old time bluegrass number that bounces back and forth between 3/4 and 2/4 time. It’s sung as a […]

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Free fiddle tunes from Rayna Gellert

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time fiddle master Rayna Gellert has a unique approach to instruction on her web site. As a service to her many fans and followers, she has posted a series of fiddle tune videos, during which she simply plays through each tune twice – at […]

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Mando news from Berklee

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We caught up recently with Joe Walsh, mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he shared some news from the growing 8 string community on campus. Joe says that they now have about ten mandolinists studying at Berklee, enough for him […]

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Watkins, Jarosz and O’Donovan announce new single and video

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sugar Hill Records has announced the May 8 release of a 7” vinyl single from the roots power trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. The three young women, known for their previous work in groups like Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, and […]

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Cedar Hill – Miss Dixie, Tom T & Me 

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Ray, the leader of Cedar Hill, has contributed many songs to theband’s stage and recorded repertoire. However, about two years ago, Ray lost his son, Scott, and his father, Dallas, and he has experienced a song writer’s block ever since. No amount of effort […]

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Nothing But Sky coming from Delta Reign

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Those of us who live in the bluegrass-rich areas of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky can easily lose track of the fact that a great many fans – and pickers – aren’t always so lucky. In today’s world, fans can access the music they […]

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Doc Watson, Dolly Parton, and Lee Ann Womack among Record Store Day Releases

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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While music sales in general have been declining for the past several years, one trend that has been on the rise over the last few years has been the unofficial comeback of vinyl records. While the technology may seem antiquated to many, audiophiles point to […]

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The bluegrass band that keeps on giving

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, the southern Arizona bluegrass band that keeps on giving, has chosen Susan G Komen as their charity for March. The Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, named in part for the beautiful Ocotillo flowering plant that is prevalent in […]

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