Tag: American Drive

American Drive Releases adaptation of Abraham Lincoln Favorite

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the past three years there have been many commemorations of the War between the States, noting its 150th anniversary, and these have come in various formats. Among the latest is the May 6 release by American Drive of the Rural Rhythm Records single, For […]

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The Picking Dead: Bluegrass and Zombies

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the most popular cable series of the past few years has been AMC’s The Walking Dead. Based on the popular graphic novels of the same name, this dramatic series deals with the psychology of human relationships following a fictitious zombie apocalypse (i.e., everyone turns […]

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New American Drive album on the way

| January 31, 2014 | 3 Comments
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The newly-reorganized American Drive is headed for the studio this weekend to start work on their sophomore CD. A debut single is expected in February, with a full CD to be released later this year. In the meantime, the band has shared this video compilation […]

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McIntosh, Bartley to American Drive

| January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Following the loss of two founding members at the end of 2013, American Drive has announced today the addition of Adam McIntosh on guitar and Shayne Bartley on banjo. Both are veteran bluegrass performers and are proud to become part of an outfit that traces […]

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Wasson/Hymer depart American Drive

| November 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
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American Drive, who formed from the remaining members of the New South when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012, has announced some personnel changes. Guitarist and vocalist Rickey Wasson and banjo picker Josh Hymer are leaving the group. Wasson wants to dedicate full time […]

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New agent, album for American Drive

| September 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
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When J.D. Crowe announced his retirement at the end of last year, his very talented band made the decision to forge on without him. Though they had been The New South for many years, that name clearly belonged to Crowe, so they became American Drive, […]

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First photos from Red, White & Bluegrass 2013

| July 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Here’s a look at the first two days of Red, White & Bluegrass from Bill Warren. More to come as the festival continues through this week.  

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Albums of The Year? – 2012 Edition

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Billboard has released their year-end list of the top albums in bluegrass music. As always for the magazine’s charts, these are strictly based on sales as measured by SoundScan, and dependent on both Billboard and SoundScan’s definition of “bluegrass.” Here is their 2012 list: 15. Bright Morning Stars — The […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments
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As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]

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Josh Hymer to American Drive

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
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J.D. Crowe’s decision to retire from active touring at the end of 2012 has had a number of ripple effects within the bluegrass world. Among them has been the end of a defining bluegrass institution, The New South. For nearly 40 years, Crowe led his […]

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