Tag: Bill Emerson

Dancin’ Annie – Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A couple of things come quickly to mind while listening to Dancin’ Annie, the new Rural Rhythm release from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. The first is that the passage of time hasn’t slowed one of bluegrass music’s steadiest banjo pickers. He still covers the […]

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Bluegrass Show Opens WAMU’s New Theater

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s a lot smaller than the Grand Ole Opry, but if Katy Daley and her colleagues have their way, WAMU’s Black Box Theater in Washington, D.C., will become another must-listen setting for live broadcasts of bluegrass music in front of a studio audience. The intimate […]

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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie live on WAMU

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie will celebrate this month’s release of their latest CD, Dancin’ Annie, with a live radio broadcast tonight (3/21) on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Emerson, of course, is a true legend in the banjo world, having performed as a young man with Cliff […]

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New single from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

| January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Rural Rhythm has released a debut single from the upcoming Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie album, due March 4. It’s the title track, Dancin’ Annie, written and sung by Sweet Dixie guitarist Chris Stifel. The new record contains 12 new tracks, including State Line Ride, a […]

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Alvin Breeden remembered

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
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This remembrance of Alvin Breeden, who passed away earlier this week, is a contribution from Geoff Stelling. Alvin played a Stelling banjo, and the two of them became friends Geoff moved his company to central Virginia in the early 1980s. Geoff combined a number of […]

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The Touch of Time

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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With his recent CD, The Touch of Time, Bill Emerson and his Sweet Dixie bandmates add to a legacy he began over a half-century ago as a founding member of the Country Gentlemen. This new release from Rural Rhythm Records features an unusally large helping […]

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Sweet Dixie and InMotion

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In my own small brush with posterity, I once exchanged emails with Craig Newmark of Craig’s List back in 1997. I had run an ad on the San Francisco-based bulletin board system that read, “Free beer and Bluegrass in Fairfax this Friday,” and he wanted to […]

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Wally Hughes to Sweet Dixie

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie have a couple of news bits for this afternoon. First off, they are celebrating the official release of their latest CD, The Touch Of Time, on Rural Rhythm. It is now available wherever you might purchase recorded bluegrass music. On […]

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Sweet Dixie video hits

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Rural Rhythm has released a debut music video from The Touch of Time, the upcoming CD by Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, due January 31 on Rural Rhythm. It’s a clever performance video with animation added for the song My Baby Thinks He’s A Train. […]

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My Baby Thinks He’s A Train from Sweet Dixie

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A first single has been released to radio from the upcoming Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie project, The Touch Of Time. The album hits January 31 on Rural Rhythm, but radio programmers can download the single, My Baby Thinks He’s A Train, from Airplay Direct. The […]

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