Tag: Bass

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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Noah Brown to Junior Sisk

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced Noah Brown as the bass player/tenor singer with his touring band, Rambler’s Choice. Noah had just indicated yesterday that he was stepping down from his position playing bass with Ralph Stanley II. Just 19 years old, Brown has been playing bluegrass […]

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Paul Kowert guest instructor at ArtistWorks

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Paul Kowert, the remarkable young bassist with Punch Brothers, has signed on as a guest instructor with ArtistWorks, who offers online instruction for a variety of string instruments and styles. He has prepared nearly two dozen lessons for advanced players which can be accessed by […]

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Danny Booth leaving Dirty Kitchen

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It looks like married life agrees with Danny Booth, who has been touring on bass this past four years with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. He was wed back in August to Amanda Kerr, a fiddler and music teacher in northern Virginia whom he has known […]

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Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We’ve commented many times here at Bluegrass Today about the new trends in acoustic string music brought about by its recent acceptance as a course of study in higher education. Not only does this mean that promising young musicians in our wider genre get top-level […]

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On This Day #40 – John Palmer

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On May 28, 1927, John Palmer, bass player most noted for his time with Don Reno and Red Smiley, was born in Union, South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran. He worked with Don Reno in the early 1940s; […]

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Mike Conner to Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When Bill Yates passed away in January, many people wondered what would become of the band he had created, billed as Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. He had assembled the group to perform the old songs the Gentlemen had recorded during his […]

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