Category: Music

The HogSlop String Band to Moonstruck Management

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm who handles stellar bluegrass acts like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Adkins & Loudermilk, has made a move into the world of old time music by signing the HogSlop String Band to […]

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Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning

| July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning calls her new project, Something Old New Borrowed Blue, a “raw fiddle album.” Whatever could that mean? Well it’s not un-or-undercooked, bloody or beaten. It turns out that the album is given to unaccompanied fiddle, allowing her to merge her two musical passions, teaching […]

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Three Bells commemorates Mike Auldridge

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Auldridge has been lionized as a giant of the slide resonator guitar for many years, long before he died just after Christmas in 2012. From his early days in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene through his time with Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, and his own […]

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Debut single from Megan McKamey

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Megan McKamey, a young vocalist, songwriter, and banjo player from East Tennessee, is set to release her first album, Here’s Your Goodbye, on July 15. Ahead of the full project, she has dropped the title track to radio as a single through Airplay Direct. All twelve tracks […]

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I’ve Got The Moon On My Side from The Crowe Brothers

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Josh and Wayne Crowe know what works for them. After 40 years performing as The Crowe Brothers, these Georgia boys have a firm grip on the sort of traditional and Gospel bluegrass that their fans want to hear. And that’s just what they give ‘em. Mountain […]

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The Story Behind the Song – Cloud of Dust

| June 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Cloud of Dust was written John Cloyd Miller, the vocalist, mandolin and guitar player for Red June, a trio hailing from Asheville, North Carolina. Miller is a versatile singer/songwriter, the winner, with Cloud of Dust, of the 2013 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest staged at MerleFest. […]

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Jason Davis banjo tabs from Second Time Around

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo players can now order a copy of the banjo tabs for Jason Davis’ recent album, Second Time Around. The transcriptions were created by Russell Sawler, the same New Brunswick banjoist who did tabs for the several Ron Stewart banjo books. As he has done […]

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Slaughters head back to the studio

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Shannon and Heather Slaughter have made the trek from Alabama to Virginia this week to start work on a new album. They are tracking at Eastwood Studios in Cana, and hope to have something ready for release this Fall. This one is slated to fall somewhere […]

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Lonnie Hamer passes

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lonnie Hamer wasn’t famous, but perhaps he should have been. He didn’t excel on stage or in the studio, but the upright basses that passed through his workshop near Hanover, PA, did, and they will continue to do so for many years to come. Hamer […]

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Rob Ickes duo project with Trey Hensley

| June 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Rob Ickes has a history of variety in the solo projects he records outside of his commitment with Blue Highway. Some have ben instrumental albums, others involve vocalists. A couple have explored jazz rhythms and harmony, while others stick closer to traditional string music. The next […]

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