Category: Reviews

David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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He’s baaaaaaaack……. David Parmley, a hero to fans of the Flatt & Scruggs style of traditional bluegrass music, has finally returned to touring and recording. As the lead singer for The Bluegrass Cardinals in the 1970s and ’80s, David helped establish a standard for baritone […]

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Sister Sadie – a strong debut

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass “supergroups” have become a thing as of late, with side projects merging into full-fledged, award-winning, chart-topping bands. From The Band of Ruhks to Sideline, from Flashback to the Earls of Leicester, supergroups are everywhere and bluegrass fans are loving it. One recent supergroup has […]

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Lambert & Walz

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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There are many traditional songs that are beloved in bluegrass circles; songs that can be heard at every jam session from Telluride to Galax. For their debut album, new duo Lambert & Walz has picked out seven favorites from the public domain, added in two […]

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Saturday at Grey Fox ’16

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in whatever what one desired at […]

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Red Wing Roots 2016

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Arriving the Thursday night before Redwing is a bit like Christmas Eve. The setup is all there, you can see the shape of still dim lights and, like a little kid, you can’t wait to go sleep in anticipation of what awaits the next day. […]

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Tim May & Steve Smith

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Musicians often come together in unique (and sometimes unexpected) pairings, creating sounds that none of the individuals involved may have made on their own. When New Mexico-based mandolin player Steve Smith met Nashville session musician Tim May at Camp Bluegrass in Texas, they discovered common […]

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Friday at Grey Fox 2016

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Friday of Grey Fox 2016 was jam packed full of a wide variety of traditional and progressive bluegrass and related musics, legends, and new faces and sounds. Whether one wanted to see names that they had known and followed for years or be exposed to […]

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Beautiful Ashes – John Bowman

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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John Bowman has performed with a who’s who of bluegrass groups over the past several decades, from his beginnings with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in the early 1990s to his most recent tenure as a founding member of The Boxcars. Though he’s been with a […]

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Thursday at Grey Fox 2016

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Another great year at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival just concluded this past weekend. It is definitely a family reunion for many people who come from all over the country to see old friends, make new ones, learn some new ideas on their instruments, and of […]

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Ben Eldridge goes out on top

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If you get a chance to script your own farewell, it might look a lot like Saturday night, when Ben Eldridge made one last appearance with the Seldom Scene, the iconic Washington, DC-area band that he helped found nearly 45 years ago. You’d be on […]

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