Tag: Balsam Range

Tim Surrett recovering at home

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some time to get his sea […]

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Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of lightheadedness yesterday, […]

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Earthworks making waves in bluegrass

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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For a great many musicians and studio folks, Earthworks microphones are known primarily for their reference and choral applications. Recognized for their remarkable sonic accuracy and lack of tonal colorization, these somewhat odd-looking microphones, with their long cylindrical shape and small, elongated elements, have more recently […]

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Earls of Leicester sez ‘The show must go on!’

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This “power of bluegrass story” comes from Kimberly Williams, bluegrass publicist to the stars, about what she saw during this past weekend’s Bluegrass On The Plains festival. Or should we say, a “no power of bluegrass story?” On Friday, June 3rd, the large crowd at […]

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Marc Pruett – a Carolina treasure

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This article is a contribution from Cindy Faulkner, a writer and bluegrass fan living near Raleigh, NC.  After Marc Pruett received a North Carolina Heritage Award recently, I had the pleasure of candidly chatting with him about bluegrass, playing the banjo, and some of his experiences […]

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Still more from Gettysburg ’16

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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And here is another gallery of Frank Baker’s photos from the May 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

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Hopkins and Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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John Driskell Hopkins, bassist with alt-country heroes the Zac Brown Band, has released a holiday album for the 2015 Christmas season. In The Spirit find Hopkins singing a dozen sacred and secular favorites, all backed by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and a number of noted […]

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David Holt’s State of Music November 22

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A concert is scheduled for November 22 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC to start production for season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music. The show, created in cooperation with UNC-TV, is syndicated nationally through PBS. Holt hosts, and performs a bit, with top names […]

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Photos from Bloomin’ Bluegrass 2015

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to Bob Compere for this batch of photos from last weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX, just north of Dallas.

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2015 IBMA Award winners

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Last night at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed. It was the year of the Earls of Leicester, who took 6 of the 17 trophies, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. They became so blasé […]

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