Category: Music

Double single release from The Stetson Family

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Australia’s Stetson Family has released a double single, a pair of songs from their upcoming album due in late April. It’s meant to recall the old days when a single meant a 45 RPM vinyl release with two songs, one on either side. The Stetsons […]

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Seasonal Hire from the Twigs in February

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The growth of popularity for old time string band music has been one of the most encouraging signs in the music business this past few years. Is there anything more lonesome than the sound of old time banjo and fiddle, along with an enthusiastic rhythm […]

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The Simple Truth from Jeff Austin

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Yep Roc Records has announced February 10, 2015 as the release date for The Simple Truth, the debut solo project from Jeff Austin following his departure from Yonder Mountain String Band this year. Yonder fans should find a lot to like in this new record, […]

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Mountain Hallelujah – Junior Sisk for Christmas

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Burton, a bluegrass musician and songwriter from Roanoke, VA, has released a debut single from his upcoming album. It has a timely theme for this season of the year, featuring a familiar voice and sound. That’s because while Chris wrote the song and plays banjo on the […]

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Carley Arrowood to Darin & Brooke

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge have announced that Carley Arrowood is the new fiddler in their band, filling the spot vacated when Becky Buller left to pursue her solo career earlier this Fall. At just 18 years of age, Carley has already assembled an enviable record […]

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Brotherhood coming in February

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced February 24, 2015 as the release date for Brotherhood, their first project with The Gibson Brothers. The title refers to the album’s concept, which is a tribute to the many great brother duet teams that have paved the way for what […]

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John Dopyera passes

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]

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Davidsons come up big in Aussie awards nominations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When the nominees were announced for the 2015 Australian Golden Guitar awards on Monday, there was great news for Aussie grassers The Davidson Brothers. Their names were called in four separate categories, including song awards for two tracks from their current Wanderlust CD. Wanderlust was nominated for […]

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Teri Chism to Circa Blue

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Circa Blue has announced that Teri Chism has joined the band on bass. She has been a fixture in the DC-area bluegrass scene for many years, working with Patent Pending and Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass. Upon Cliff’s retirement, Teri […]

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Mountain Heart is back for 2015 – and beyond

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After dropping into apparent obscurity this year, and announcing the departure of founding member Jim VanCleve and bass player Jason Moore, Mountain Heart has indicated today that they are back with a renewed focus, and a new album in 2015. Van Cleve is returning on fiddle […]

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