Category: Reviews

Drifter – Volume Five

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Over the past few years Volume Five has been quietly releasing some of the most consistently entertaining contemporary bluegrass you can find. I say quietly because they are rarely mentioned as among the top tier acts in our business, and they certainly deserve to be in that […]

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Blue Sky and Bluegrass – Wayne Henderson Festival

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Wayne Henderson Festival in Grayson County, Virginia featured a brilliant, blue sky and a full day of bluegrass, old time and Cajun music. The festival featured Lonesome River Band, Michael and David Doucet of BeauSoleil, Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive, and the Yates […]

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Poor Boy’s Pleasure – Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The opening track of Junior Sisk’s new album, Poor Boy’s Pleasure, kicks of with a moonshining song. I know! I’m as shocked as you are. Sisk, the bluegrass pride of Franklin County, VA is among the most renowned vocalists in our music, and has been […]

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One More Flight – Sawtooth Brothers

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Minnesota’s Sawtooth Brothers aren’t brothers – well, technically. They’re actually two pairs of brothers, Clint and Luke Birtzer and Ethan and Jesse Moravec. They’re also not technically bluegrass. Formerly known as the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, when their banjo player (an older Birtzer brother) left, they […]

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Young pickers reign at HoustonFest 2016

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Felts Park in Galax, VA was the setting for the 2016 HoustonFest, the 5th annual celebration of the life and music of Houston Caldwell, a promising young banjo picker who died tragically in 2010 at 18 years of age. By the spring of 2011, his […]

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Living the Dream – The Spinney Brothers

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Spinney Brothers have become favorites of the traditional bluegrass crowd thanks to their unflagging love for bluegrass music’s past and a keen ear for what today’s listeners enjoy. Previous hits like I Wish That I Could Have Met Carter, My Music Comes from Bill, […]

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Joe Mullins delivers some Sacred Memories

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Take the crisp, clean instrumental licks that are a staple of Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, add in almost heavenly three- and four-part harmonies and – just in case all of that isn’t enough – dashes of Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Rhonda Vincent and […]

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Seize The Day – DelFest 2016

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Seize The Day…. In one way or another, that phrase became the catchphrase for an entire music festival this past Memorial Day Weekend, 2016. Seize The Day… Isn’t that how many of us feel as we arrive FINALLY to what is for most, one of […]

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The Rounder Book of Bluegrass Music Trivia

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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How to get a head ache in just 10 minutes. “It doesn’t take that long!”, Bill Nowlin, the author of The Rounder Book of Bluegrass Music Trivia might well respond. The recently published Rounder Book of Bluegrass Music Trivia examines bluegrass music history both recent […]

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Charm City Charmed 

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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And. Just. Like. That. Summer festival season is upon us. All burdens and worries lay crumpled on the asphalt behind us as cheery festival staff lasso our wrists with those colorful Charm City Bluegrass bracelets. We are in the grass now, folks; scanning the enchanting […]

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