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Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/2/14

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a look at the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in Claremore, OK.  

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World of Bluegrass 2014 notes

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For those of you planning to attend this year’s World of Bluegrass convention later this month, here are a couple of unrelated items of note we wanted to bring to your attention. First off, Stephen Mougin is still looking for bands willing to be critiqued in […]

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Living In Raleigh Now video from Chatham County Line

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With a new song inspired by the IBMA moving its World of Bluegrass Convention to Raleigh, NC through 2018 – and sure to irritate Kentucky folks disappointed by that eventuality - North Carolina’s Chatham County Line has produced a music video that celebrates their hometown, bluegrass music, and the […]

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Feeling Blue from Mountain Faith

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As promised, here is the new single from Mountain Faith. It’s the “sort of” title track from their upcoming Mountain Fever release, Blue, which is due in November. Feeling Blue is a somewhat different sound for the band, with an old timey vibe and clawhammer […]

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Kelly Green battles rare vocal condition

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Four years ago, just before her 40th birthday, Kelly’s voice gave out near the end of a weekly gig with her band, Acoustic Endeavors. She’d being singing for years and had sore throats and other vocal issues over the years, so she wasn’t worried. She […]

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Cory Piatt to Mountain Faith

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Faith has announced that Cory Piatt is the new mandolinist with the group. Cory is an exquisitely talented young picker, not yet 20 years old, who already has a professional resume most musicians would envy. He’s performed and recorded with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and […]

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Greensky Bluegrass teases If Sorrows Swim

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass has released a video tease for their next CD, If Sorrows Swim, due to drop next week through Thirty Tigers. The guys talk about the process of recording this new album, with audio for a track or two in the background.   […]

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Jake Schepps on the mend

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]

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Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

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Dear Sister video from Claire Lynch

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dear Sister, the title track from Claire Lynch’s current CD, has been a very popular number for her this past 18 months or so. Co-written by Claire and Louisa Branscomb, it continues her habit of recording thoughtful and compelling songs about the American Civil War, […]

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