Category: Music

MerleFest announces Chris Austin finalists for ’16

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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MerleFest has today announced the finalists for the 2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Well over 700 entries were received for the annual competition this year, broken into four board categories. Austin was a native of nearby Boone, NC, an artist and songwriter in bluegrass and […]

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Shaun Richardson to Dailey & Vincent

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Shaun Richardson to their band, filling the spot vacated by Seth Taylor’s move to full time with Mountain Heart. At only 20 years of age, Shaun is already an experienced hand on the road, having worked with a […]

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Patrick McAvinue accepts Artist In Residence

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD has selected Patrick McAvinue for their Artist in Residence program this year. This multidiscipline facility offers a number of venues that host events both indoors and out, including regular performances from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonic, and several others. […]

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Gospel Plowboys to Mountain Fever

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Fever Records has announced the signing of the Gospel Plowboys to the label, with a new album, Welcome Home, due in June. The North Carolina Band consists of David Murph on mandolin, John Goodson on banjo, Michael Jenkins on guitar, David Brown on guitar and bass, Andrew Brown […]

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Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]

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Cullen’s Bridge introduces My Daddy’s Grass

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rebel Records recently announced that the label had signed Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge, from the musically rich area of Lowgap, North Carolina, stating that their debut album for Rebel, My Daddy’s Grass, is due out this summer. If you think that you have heard […]

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Kentucky Fiddler from Wayne Brewer

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tonight’s Friday Night Bluegrass show at the Shepherdsville Music Barn is the next-to-last concert in this winter music series hosted by Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Gentlemen. Each week from November to early April, Gary and the boys have opened each show followed by a […]

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Introducing Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Earlier this year we made mention of bluegrass/newgrass vocalist Ray Cardwell’s return to the music business after a number of years away, and today he has introduced his touring band, Tennessee Moon. The group will feature Kyle Wood on mandolin, Richard Starkey on guitar, Kelsey Crews […]

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Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, has become known as a go-to person for information on the early recorded music of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Some music fans may recognize his name as the Grammy-nominated writer of meticulously […]

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Aim High from Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s getting on that time of year again, with the eligibility period for the 2016 IBMA Awards drawing nigh, and the new releases are flying fast and furious. We’ve had several come in so far this week so we’ll try to get to all of […]

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