Category: Music

The Patuxent Banjo Project

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from Patuxent Music, The Patuxent Banjo Project (Patuxent CD 250), has a very interesting aspect in that it brings together 40 regional banjo players to showcase their talents. However, these pickers are from the bluegrass-rich Greater Washington, DC – Baltimore, Maryland, area […]

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Shotgun Holler to Lonesome Day

| August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Talk about moving fast! Kentucky mandolinist Shawn Brock was inspired in February to start a new bluegrass band. Now in August he’s got the band, Shotgun Holler, and a record label contract with Lonesome Day Records. Of course it helps that he’s known Lonesome Day’s Randall […]

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The Story behind the Song – Just to Hear the Whistle Blow

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just to Hear the Whistle Blow was written by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley in late 2012 or early 2013. They wrote their first tune together in 2003 and have written around 75 songs, not all of which have seen the light of day. Train […]

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Sweet Tater takes his leave from Rambler’s Choice

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jason Tomlin, who has played bass and sung tenor and baritone as a member of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice this past few years, has announced that he will be leaving the band this Fall. In a statement released today, Jason says… “I have decided […]

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New Mac Wiseman album slated for September

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At 89, most artists would ride off into retirement, especially following the announcement of being inducted into a second hall of fame. However, Mac Wiseman is no ordinary artist. A long-time member of the Bluegrass Hall of Honor and scheduled to be inducted into the […]

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More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
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In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written. It found a ready audience among lovers of modern string music, but was a bit baffling for Thile’s fans from Nickel Creek, and Meyer’s followers in the […]

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The Snyders sign with Mountain Home

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Snyder Family from Lexington, NC has signed with Mountain Home Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment. They are in the Crossroads studio now working with producer Tim Surrett of Balsam Range on a new album expected in 2015. The band centers around the talented teen […]

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The Old Friends Are Back!

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of my favorite releases of the past several years has been Old Friends Get Together from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. The successful album served as a de facto tribute to the Gospel music of Jimmy Martin, as all were members of Jimmy’s Sunny […]

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John Marquess departs James King Band

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Marquess, bass player with the James King Band this past two years, has announced that he needs some time off the road. “The past twenty months I’ve been lucky enough to travel and do something I never imagined I’d get to do. I’ve had […]

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The Goodbye Girls touring in Sweden

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Meeting as students in the American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music, four young women from the US, Canada, and Sweden have formed a new roots/Americana aggregation which they call The Goodbye Girls. The Girls are Lena Jonsson on fiddle, Allison de […]

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