Tag: Balsam Range

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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Friday at Grey Fox 2015

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courtney Hartmann with Della Mae at Grey Fox 2015 - photo by Tara Linhardt

Friday at Grey Fox was another action-packed day. One of the hardest things about this festival is deciding what to do with so many great activities happening at the same time. There were workshops on dance, songwriting, and all kinds of instruments. Then there was the huge […]

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Photos from ROMP 2015

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Shelly Swanger was on hand at ROMP 2015, and just sent us these images from the festival.

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Balsam Range to receive NC State honors

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass and Balsam Range fans are invited to the state capitol in Raleigh, NC tomorrow for a reception and live performance honoring the band. Statements will be read from both the House and Senate chambers of the state legislature, and the band will be greeted […]

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