Tag: Bass

Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […]

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Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Nadine

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ear Trumpet Labs, a boutique microphone manufacturer in Portland, OR, has introduced their latest creation: a new microphone for upright bass players. One of the quirks of Ear Trumpet’s company culture is that all of their products carry a woman’s name instead of a model […]

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Mike Conner hospitalized in Knoxville

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Conner, bass player with The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and popular Roanoke, VA musician, singer, and event producer, is currently hospitalized in Knoxville, TN after losing consciousness on Saturday. According to good friend and fellow musician John Miller, with whom Mike and his wife […]

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Jacob Shelton to Darrell Webb Band

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Darrell Webb has announced that Jacob Shelton has joined his group playing bass, and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jacob is only 18 years old, but has been playing bluegrass around his native Erwin, TN since he was 10. As a young lad, Shelton was […]

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Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that’s advice that you’re wise to […]

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Noah Brown to Darrell Webb

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Darrell Webb has announced that Noah Brown has come aboard to play bass with the Darrell Webb Band. Barely out of his teens, Noah has already worked with Ralph Stanley II and Junior Sisk. He’ll start working with Webb right away in Gatlinburg, TN and […]

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Michael Cleveland/Mono Neon mashup on Jerusalem Ridge

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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What happens when you mashup an incognito jazz bassist with a incomparable bluegrass improvisor like Michael Cleveland? Well, it’s hard to explain in words; we’ll just have to show you. It all started on May 21 at ForestFest in the Jefferson National Forest near Louisville, Kentucky. […]

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Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

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Reminisce with Tom Gray on WAMU

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hey all you Country Gentlemen fans out there… Has Katy Daley got a deal for you! On her morning show tomorrow on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, Katy will spend two hours with Tom Gray talking about his early days with The Country Gentlemen, starting in 1960. They […]

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Allen Mills recovering from back surgery

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Wonderful news from the great Allen Mills. The Lost and Found bass player and vocalist this past 42 years is resting comfortably at home recuperating from a second back surgery in the past 6 months. And at 78 years of age, Allen told us that […]

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