Category: Music

The luck of the Leicesters?

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The Earls have garnered from both […]

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The More I Learn coming from Bryan Sutton

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Sugar Hill Records has announced a June 3 release for The More I Learn, the next CD from flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Bryan Sutton. As a follow-up to his highly successful 2014 album, Into My Own, the new project covers much of the same ground. Bryan […]

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Introducing the Peregrines

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from Joe Walsh, mandolinist and manager of a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. Joe and the rest of the guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. The Peregrines 2016 […]

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Brad Hudson back to Carolina Road

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have welcomed Brad Hudson back to the band on reso-guitar full time. The eastern North Carolina native developed a fascination with Carolina Road’s music as a teen, and went to see them perform as often as possible. His hope to join the band […]

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Mama Tried – single release from Rhonda Vincent

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rhonda Vincent has today released a new single to radio, her bluegrass version of the Merle Haggard classic, Mama Tried. Like so many country and bluegrass artists, Rhonda had been a lifelong Haggard fan, and had the opportunity to meet and open a show for him just […]

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Richard Ciferský to Dale Ann Bradley

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A few months ago we shared an appeal from Slovak banjo picker and entrepreneur Richard Ciferský, who was seeking financial assistance with the legal costs of obtaining a work visa to play music in the United States. Richard had visited the US many times, but to work here legally […]

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2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winners

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The winners in the 2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest have been announced. Finalists competed this afternoon by performing their songs before the judges, and the winners will get the opportunity to sing them again later today on one of the main stages. The results […]

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New look for Fossil Creek Band

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Fossil Creek Band, from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is pleased to welcome two new members as they prepare for a swing through the southern US starting this weekend. Gil Evans has joined the group on bass, as has Darrell Wagner on fiddle. Evans is […]

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Scott Napier songwriting class offered online

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky has announced that they will be offering their Songwriting I class (PSM 107) online this summer. HCTC houses the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, which offers an Associates Degree in Bluegrass and Traditional Music, along with […]

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Songwriter’s Back Story – Wilma Walker

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song Wilma Walker, written by husband and wife writing and recording duo, Donna Ulisse and Rick Stanley, recorded by the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver on their 2015 Mountain Home Music Company album, In Session. I caught […]

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