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WBCM radio launches this afternoon

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA is officially launching its new radio service today at 5:00 p.m. with a live radio broadcast from the museum. WBCM will be broadcasting in the region at 100.1 FM, with the signal also available online and via […]

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Mountain Faith to the semifinals on AGT

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you didn’t catch America’s Got Talent’s results show last night, there was great news for bluegrass fans. Mountain Faith Band achieved the votes required to make it through to the semifinals. So instead of heading home to Sylva, NC and papa Sam McMahan’s tire […]

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Video documentary of successful Guinness Record attempt

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The US mandolin world rejoiced on August 4 when a group of 491 mandolinists assembled at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA to re-establish the Guinness World Record for largest mandolin ensemble. Organizer Tara Linhardt is still awaiting final confirmation from Guinness that they […]

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Results from the 2015 Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On August 22 the winners of the 4th annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival Song Competition were announced. The festival was created four years ago after the organizer, Cyndy Montgomery Reeves, attended a similar event in the Florida keys. Her immediate reaction was that the place for a […]

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Billy Constable passes

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Billy Constable, a well-loved and respected bluegrass musician in western North Carolina, died over this past weekend after a long struggle with brain cancer. Though born in New York, Constable was raised in the Appalachian region of Avery County and discovered bluegrass when his mom married […]

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Still time to vote for Mountain Faith

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Faith Band had their first shot at the audience vote on America’s Got Talent last night, where they performed a grassed-up version of Shut Up + Dance With Me. The song was a hit last year for alt rockers Dance The Moon, complete with […]

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Congratulations Jimmy and Mikaela

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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More joyous bluegrass nuptials to announce, this time from Sweden. Jimmy Sunnebrandt, bass player with G2 Bluegrass Band, was married on August 22 to Mikaela Eriksson. She is also a musician and a bass player, which is precisely how the pair met. Both are multi-instrumentalists and lovers […]

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Raw, Rested, and Ready

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The recording of bluegrass music, both in the studio and in live performance has undergone a lot of changes in the past decade or two. We’ve seen the introduction of YouTube, digital editing and pitch correction, and the advent of the single-serve coffee machine in […]

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David Peterson and The Lindsey Family – two sides of bluegrass Gospel

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Two new albums that came in recently cover the wide range of current bluegrass Gospel music so perfectly, that it seems appropriate to review them together. The first comes from David Peterson, whose Old Time Power serves as a classic representation of the way Gospel bluegrass […]

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Breakthrough: The Gibson Brothers Story

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Andy Flynn is the editor of The Lake Placid News, and a valued correspondent here at Bluegrass Today. As a long-time fan of bluegrass music, he’s taken a special interest in the rise of The Gibson Brothers, the only bluegrass superstars to emerge from his […]

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