Category: Music

Great American Hero from Newton & Thomas

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mark Newton and Steve Thomas chose November 11, Veteran’s Day, to release their new single, Great American Hero, written by Mark Brinkman as a tribute to all the people who make sacrifices to help and serve others, regardless of their military background. The song is available […]

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Wisewater debut in 7 days

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Wisewater is a young acoustic trio who, while their sound isn’t specifically bluegrass, has solid roots in the music of Bill Monroe. One is a sort of a legacy artist, as in the heir and scion of a respected icon in the music. Forrest O’Connor, who plays mandolin, […]

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Trinity River Band Christmas

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another new Christmas album for 2014. This one, On A Morning Like This, comes from Callahan, Florida’s Harris family and their terrific group, Trinity River Band. The band consists of Mike and Lisa Harris on guitar and bass respectively, and their talented brood. Son Josh […]

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Track a day stream from Leftover Salmon

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Leftover Salmon is offering fans a free listen to their upcoming album, High Country, one track a day over the next 12 days (Nov 10-21). Each track will be available for listening for 24 hours (starting today), and will be replaced each morning by the […]

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Bluegrass Kinda Christmas from The Roys

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It looks like a big year for bluegrass Christmas music, with several artists releasing new project for the holidays. The latest to announce is The Roys, whose Bluegrass Kinda Christmas is set for a November 18 release on Rural Rhythm Records. It’s a set of […]

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Songwriting Escape heading your way

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I didn’t get to chat with Donna Ulisse this year at the World of Bluegrass as I often do, though she has recently shared some news with us about a venture she is launching in 2015. She is calling it Songwriting Escape, her name for a weekend workshop that focuses […]

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Crazy Night from Volume Five

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Fever Records has released a first single from Voices, the upcoming project from Volume Five, due to hit in January 2015. The song is Crazy Night, written by former member Jeff Partin, and marks quite a departure from common bluegrass story lines. No cabin […]

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Danny Arms passes

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Danny Arms, who played mandolin with Carl Story in the latter years of Carl’s career, died October 14 in Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. He was 48 years old. Arms was a serious student of bluegrass and pre-bluegrass music and had recently devoted a […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley in January ’15

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has announced January 13, 2015 as the release date for Before The Sun Goes Down, the upcoming CD from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. It’s a fun album, that mixes hard driving bluegrass with classic country based around Trey’s strong voice and flatpicking […]

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