Category: Reviews

Ashleigh Caudill soars with Looney Bird

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If you don’t know the music of Ashleigh Caudill or know her mostly as an upright bass player with impeccable timing, her new CD Looney Bird will come as a pleasant surprise. If you already know the work of the Nashville picker and songwriter, you’ll […]

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What Goes Up – Deer Creek Boys

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Deer Creek Boys may appear to be 2016’s overnight success story, based on the likely success of their Mountain Fever debut project, What Goes Up, but this energetic and youthful group has been together now going on 18 years. And despite periods of relative […]

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Corea and Fleck Sear the Sky and Leave Their Mark

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Like two comets, tails a-blazing, chasing each other around the galaxy, dancing, jousting, and matter mixing to create something totally anew, Béla Fleck and Chick Corea jolted the Earth further upright on its axis and stunned the Boston crowd on April 10th with their mesmerizing […]

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Del and Woody – a review

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Great songwriting teams are an alchemy of negotiated creativity. Regardless of how the team works, an agreement must be struck between the two as to what aspect of a song takes precedence: words or music. Sometimes the teams easily agree on where to strike the […]

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Becky Buller at The Emelin Theater

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If Becky Buller is modern bluegrass, then I approve. I attended her show at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, NY last Friday (4/8) with a friend, out of curiosity. I like Becky’s new album ‘Tween Earth and Sky. I wondered if she could do those […]

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Something Out of the Blue – The Rice-Menzone Alliance

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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I’m usually excited to see new groupings of my favorite musicians, if just for the chance to hear what artists who normally don’t play together sound like when they do. The Rice-Menzone Alliance, a new duo from Mountain Fever’s ever-growing roster of artists, pairs well-known […]

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Section House – A Collection of Instrumentals

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Back in 1995, an unexpected event triggered one of the most successful instrumental bluegrass series in history. Guitarist Clay Jones recorded an album of scorching fiddle tunes with a group of his friends for Pinecastle Records. But after it was completed, he slipped into one of his periodic […]

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Banjo Concerto No. 2: Juno by Béla Fleck

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Somewhere in the midst of an album and EP with Abigail Washburn (with full-time touring and winning a Grammy), an album and touring with Chick Corea, performing his concerto, The Impostor, dozens of times, and being a father, the indefatigable Béla Fleck found time to write a […]

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Modern Day Man – Josh Williams

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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So, is Josh Williams a bluegrass singer or a country crooner? People who have enjoyed his silky smooth voice this past twenty five years might well wonder. Williams has made his living in the bluegrass world, currently holding down the guitar spot with Rhonda Vincent […]

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Southern Crescent – Town Mountain

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Asheville’s Town Mountain finds some Louisiana groove on their new release, Southern Crescent. It’s hard to find a list of “Best Places To Live” that does not have Asheville, NC on it. The people, the community, the arts, the Blue Ridge Mountains: all combine to keep […]

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