Category: Music

Gibson Brothers sign with Rounder Records

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced the signing of The Gibson Brothers to their label. A new album is currently in progress, which is expected to hit in January of 2015. The past few years have been big ones for the brothers, who like most “overnight successes,” […]

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Changes in Sweet Dixie

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Stifel, guitarist with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, has left the band to pursue other options. His spot has been filled by Maryland musician Tom Adams. “I’d love to offer up a colorful story, but the reality is I’m just looking to do something […]

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From Big Country Bluegrass to Miranda Lambert

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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From the comments we get, it’s clear that many of our readers are fans of country music as well as bluegrass. So for those of you who follow the Nashville scene, here’s a fun story. On superstar Mirada Lambert’s new album, Platinum, there’s a jumping track […]

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Introducing Willow & Lee

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steady readers of Bluegrass Today know that we have a special interest in young bluegrass artists and performers. It’s exciting to see the zeal and excitement in a young musician’s eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will be left in good hands. If […]

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The HogSlop String Band to Moonstruck Management

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm who handles stellar bluegrass acts like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Adkins & Loudermilk, has made a move into the world of old time music by signing the HogSlop String Band to […]

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Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning

| July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning calls her new project, Something Old New Borrowed Blue, a “raw fiddle album.” Whatever could that mean? Well it’s not un-or-undercooked, bloody or beaten. It turns out that the album is given to unaccompanied fiddle, allowing her to merge her two musical passions, teaching […]

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Three Bells commemorates Mike Auldridge

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Auldridge has been lionized as a giant of the slide resonator guitar for many years, long before he died just after Christmas in 2012. From his early days in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene through his time with Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, and his own […]

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Debut single from Megan McKamey

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Megan McKamey, a young vocalist, songwriter, and banjo player from East Tennessee, is set to release her first album, Here’s Your Goodbye, on July 15. Ahead of the full project, she has dropped the title track to radio as a single through Airplay Direct. All twelve tracks […]

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I’ve Got The Moon On My Side from The Crowe Brothers

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Josh and Wayne Crowe know what works for them. After 40 years performing as The Crowe Brothers, these Georgia boys have a firm grip on the sort of traditional and Gospel bluegrass that their fans want to hear. And that’s just what they give ‘em. Mountain […]

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The Story Behind the Song – Cloud of Dust

| June 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Cloud of Dust was written John Cloyd Miller, the vocalist, mandolin and guitar player for Red June, a trio hailing from Asheville, North Carolina. Miller is a versatile singer/songwriter, the winner, with Cloud of Dust, of the 2013 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest staged at MerleFest. […]

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