Tag: Bill Monroe

Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]

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Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]

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Bluegrass murals popping up in Nashville

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When you travel to Berry Hill in Tennessee, you may walk away unsure if you had visited a city or a neighborhood. In truth, it’s both, as Berry Hill is an independently-chartered city in Davidson County which is also part of Nashville’s consolidated metro government. They maintain […]

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The new Monroe Mandolin Camp

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s decision to broaden the scope of their mandolin camp rather than continue to specialize in the Monroe style, master mandolin player Mike Compton has decided to set up a camp to fill the void. The first of these new […]

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Southern Flavor in the studio

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dark Shadow Recordings and Becky Buller have out together a fun video that tells the story of her latest single, a remake of Bill Monroe’s Southern Flavor. The song was written as an instrumental, and recorded that way by Bill and the Bluegrass Boys. Subsequent […]

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On This Day #32 – Lester Flatt Centennial

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day …. On June 19, 1914, Lester Flatt was born in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee. Had he lived until today he would be 100 years old. Lester Raymond Flatt, the singer and guitarist (and occasional mandolin player), first came to prominence as […]

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Iowa Music Hall of Fame

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass on the Court House Square in Indianola, Iowa is a long-running Tuesday evening event where folks in Warren County can listen to music free of charge during the summer months. Before this year’s series ends, they will host their 194th concert, mostly featuring regional bluegrass acts. But […]

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Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Powerful” is the word that Bill Monroe, in his Kentucky drawl, used to describe anything that was particularly good and pleasing to him, like the royalty cheques that he received after Elvis Presley recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky or Ricky Skaggs recorded Uncle Pen. So, […]

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Rodgers Remembrance XIV: My Blue-Eyed Jane

| May 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
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On Monday, May 26th, it has been 81 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country […]

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On This Day #29

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ……….. On May 23, 1925 Mac Wiseman was born in the hamlet of Crimora in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Malcolm B Wiseman, nicknamed The Voice with a Heart, was one of four children. The family wasn’t particularly musical; only his mother […]

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