Category: Music

Johnny Gimble passes 

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Legendary fiddle player Johnny Gimble passed away on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, at a nursing facility in Marble Falls, just west of Austin, due to complications from several strokes he had suffered in recent years. He was 88 years old. John Paul Gimble was […]

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Sarah Harris talks Heartstrings

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Callahan, FL’s Trinity River Band has been extremely busy this past year. Next week, their latest album, Heartstrings will be released on Orange Blossom Records, their third release in a little over a year. 2014’s Better Than Blue proved a breakthrough album for the band, with title […]

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Four more Heritage Collection titles from Rural Rhythm

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass pioneers Hylo Brown, J.E. Mainer and Mac Martin are the subjects of four new reissues in the Heritage Collection Series from Rural Rhythm Records. Since launching this line of archival recordings in 2013, the label has now brought nearly two dozen vintage LPs back […]

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Ray Edwards battling cancer

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass songwriter and performer Ray Edwards has shared the news that he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Fortunately, tests show that the cancer is isolated in one side of his prostate, and that it is a small and very slow-growing tumor. As soon as […]

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Junior Sisk grabs the book by the horns

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced that he has ended his long relationship with the Roe Entertainment Agency, and will be representing himself going forward for all live appearances by Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice. His office released a statement earlier today expressing his gratitude for the work […]

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Closer To Home from Nathan Stanley

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nathan Stanley has a new single, Closer To Home, which is currently being serviced to bluegrass and Southern Gospel radio stations. Closer To Home was written by Darlene Fowler, who works with Nathan at The Stanley Agency, and will be included on his next album, not […]

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Luke Munday to Marty Raybon

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Marty Raybon has announced Luke Monday as his new banjo player with Full Circle. Luke has actually been out with Marty for the past few months, but now it’s official. This is Munday’s second stint with Marty, and he is really psyched for the opportunity. “I’m really excited […]

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Backstep Blues from Tellico

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Asheville, NC has produced some of the most interesting new sounds in the modern bluegrass and old time music scene of late. Something about the community there is drawing creative people, and clumping them together to make string band music that pushes boundaries while holding on […]

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Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fiddler extraordinaire, and Berklee grad, Casey Driessen, has accepted a teaching position at the Berklee College of Music’s European campus in Valencia, Spain. He will direct a masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) that is not instrument specific. Driessen came up as a bluegrass fiddler, but since […]

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Til I Hear It From You from Dale Ann Bradley

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Continuing with her trend of re-cutting rock and pop hits in her smooth bluegrass style, Dale Ann Bradley has released a first single from her upcoming Pinecastle release. Til I Hear It From You joins her other classic covers like Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down, […]

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