Tag: Bill Monroe

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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Rodgers Remembrance XII: Blue Yodel No. 3

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On Monday, May 26th, it will have 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 […]

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Monroe marker in Asheville?

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As a general rule, we (Bluegrass Today) try to refrain from posting news about an individual Kickstarter-type campaign unless it concerns something of particular interest to the bluegrass community, but William Smith Monroe certainly fits the bill – no pun intended. This past week, Ashevillian […]

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Southern Flavor from Becky Buller

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dark Shadow Recordings has released a second single from Becky Buller’s upcoming album, ‘Tween Earth And Sky. This one is a special tribute to Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys. Serious Monroe fans know Southern Flavor as the title track of an album released in […]

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The Railsplitters

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s quite an interesting progressive bluegrass scene in and around the Rocky Mountains these days, thanks in part to Planet Bluegrass and its festivals like Telluride and Rockygrass. One of the most recent bluegrass-tinged bands to emerge from the Colorado Rockies is the Boulder-based group […]

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