Tag: Blake Williams

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival 2016

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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For over 5 decades, Southern Ohio has been a hotbed for bluegrass music, tracing back to the briarhoppers heading north for the industrial boom of the ’50s and ’60s. Supporting a family sometimes meant leaving your native mountains for the city, but these folks brought […]

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20 Questions with Katy Daley – Blake Williams

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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20 Questions with Katy Daley is a new, ongoing feature here at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation allows, Katy will conduct interviews […]

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Blake Williams at IBMA

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s always a good time for a chat with Blake Williams, former Blue Grass Boy and popular festival MC. We caught up with him in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass conference.  

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Sparta celebrates Lester Flatt’s 100th birthday

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though the actual birthdate was marked earlier this Summer, the City of Sparta, TN is throwing a free music festival tomorrow (10/11) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birth. Lester called Sparta his home during his music career, and has family there to this […]

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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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For The Record: Becky Buller #9

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail tninthheir recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the eighth installment of […]

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Lester Flatt to be celebrated at MerleFest

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birthdate is on June 19 this year and many residents of his home town, Sparta, Tennessee, will be celebrating the life of the first generation bluegrass legend.  Among the events planned is the collaborative effort by Roland White and […]

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New grandbaby for Blake and Kimberly Williams

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Big congratulations go out to former Blue Grass Boy Blake Williams, and his wife Kimberly of East Public Relations, on the birth of their third grandchild. Aiden Blake Cantrell, first child for their daughter Alicia and her husband, Houston Cantrell, was born August 14 at 7:45 a.m. […]

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Stormy Horizons for The Expedition Show

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Today (5/14) marks the release of Stormy Horizons, a new CD project from The Expedition Show, on Mountain Fever Records. Fans can hear the entire record this week on Sirius-XM’s Track-by-Track with Kyle Cantrell, starting on Wednesday (5/15) at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). The show will […]

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Songwriter to Songwriter: Blake Williams

| October 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
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This next installment of David Morris’ Songwriter to Songwriter features his discussion with Blake Williams during World of Bluegrass in Nashville last month. Blake has a long history in bluegrass, having played banjo with both Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. These days he performs with his wife […]

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