Category: Music

Scott Burgess to Deeper Shade Of Blue

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina’s Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced the addition of Scott Burgess on bass, filling the spot vacated by founding member Brian Hinson. Scott had previously played bass with Kevin Richardson & Cutting Edge. That group is currently inactive as Kevin has returned to work […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XVI: Miss The Mississippi and You

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As of this past Tuesday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The […]

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KCTM bluegrass band bound for China

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On Friday, a bluegrass band from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University will depart for a tour of the People’s Republic of China. This is the third time that students from the program have been invited to share American folk arts […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XV: California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country Music” […]

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Canaan’s Crossing 15th Anniversary reunion

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing marked a significant milestone recently when they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a celebration at their home church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Arab, AL. Current and former members got together to pick and sing together, and Tim Maze shared this photo of the whole […]

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Bryan Sutton at MTSU

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University hosted Bryan Sutton for a workshop on March 16, as part of their American Guitar series. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, the Center has preserved the experience on a pair of roughly 30 minute […]

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Ben Freed passes

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ben Freed, New York banjoist and retired optometrist, has died. He was 59 years of age. Ben was that rare individual who was respected professionally both in his medical career, where he was a low-vision specialist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical […]

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Changes in store for Claire Lynch

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch will step away from full-time touring with her band at the end of 2016 to focus on songwriting, producing and mentoring, and to spend more time with her husband. She sees the change as a new beginning. “I’m just trying to downsize my […]

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ClayBank launches in NC

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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ClayBank is the newest group to emerge from the fertile musical vistas of northwestern North Carolina, playing straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass. Gary Trivette is on bass, serving as the “old hand” among some talented young grassers. Tyler Thompson is on banjo, Jacob Greer on guitar, and Zach […]

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Truck Drivin’ from Cumberland Gap Connection

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection have released a debut single ahead of their next album for Union House Records. It’s a new road song by Jeff Brown and Barbara Owens called Truck Drivin’. The recently-reformed band includes Mike Bentley on guitar and lead vocals, Rod Smith […]

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