Category: Music

The Burrows Brothers to Cedar Creek

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Adam and Jake Burrows, collectively known as The Burrows Brothers, have left Lonesome Will Mullins and are now booking shows with their own band. They plan to continue performing the soulful, Stanley-influenced traditional bluegrass music that has been their hallmark for several years. Adam plays […]

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Wade Jessen passes

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wade Ray Jessen, the head of several of Billboard magazine’s charts, including the bluegrass music chart, passed away in the early hours of March 5, 2015, due to a massive heart-attack. The 53-year-old media veteran and country music champion was being treated in Summit Medical […]

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The Bankesters Grow Up

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One thing I enjoy as a music writer is watching bands develop and improve over the years. Some of the fastest improvement in the last few years has come from The Bankesters, a family band from Carbondale, IL. This point was driven home last weekend, […]

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Blue Moon Rising Reunion Band

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Blue Moon Rising has been recording and performing bluegrass music now for 15 years, and over this time, they’ve released 6 strong records with a wealth of fine original material. And founder Chris West has something special in store for their many fans this year. […]

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New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Richmond, VA’s Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, formerly known as Randy Cook & Commonwealth, has brought two new members into the group. Cook is still onboard, notwithstanding the name change, playing mandolin and singing, but wanted the name to reflect the fact that this was a band […]

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More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]

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Regina – single release from John Goad

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent is now a Special Bluegrass Artist. John Curtis Goad, who has written reviews and features for Bluegrass Today since we launched, including our weekly, tongue-in-cheek Bluegrass Weather Report, has released a debut single from his upcoming solo project. It’s a tasty […]

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New Dailey & Vincent projects coming from Cracker Barrel

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Dailey & Vincent have announced the April 27 release of their next album, Alive! In Concert, recorded on stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University on September 13, 2014. That show was captured in both audio and video, with a DVD release […]

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Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]

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NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]

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