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Blue Moon Rising reunion shows

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Blue Moon Rising, who had earned the reputation of the best kept secret in bluegrass for many years, is planning a set of reunion shows with original members in the latter part of 2014. Headed now by guitarist Chris Brown, and touring with new members, Blue […]

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New look for Larry Stephenson Band

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Larry Stephenson is gearing up for a busy September, closing out with a bang at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Serious Larry Stephenson Band fans will notice a new face in the lineup, and the return […]

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Free bluegrass personality test

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Some people have difficulty in the music field because they discover too late that they’re in the wrong side of the business for their personality. A person who is a wonderful sideman or woman may be a disaster as a band leader. The same leadership […]

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Album of the Week #37: The Boys From Indiana’s Atlanta Is Burning

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Few bluegrass acts have dominated the Midwest, primarily the OKI (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) region, as The Boys From Indiana did in the late seventies. Known for their lively stage shows and strong original songs, The Boys From Indiana were one of the top festival acts […]

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New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve written many times before about the multiple reasons someone might consider attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention – the expressly business portion held during the week, before the Awards Show and weekend festival. Radio hosts can obtain new recordings and capture interviews, manufacturers […]

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Congratulations Steven and Christi Dowdy

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Earlier this month, Steven Dowdy, guitarist and vocalist with The Bluegrass Brothers, was married to Christi Bryant. He shared this brief description of their big day. “Christi and I joined hands in marriage on August 11. We had been childhood sweethearts, and have known each […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/19/14

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the upcoming Pickin’ In The Pasture Festival in Lodi, New York.  

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Emerging Artist jam at Milan

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What do you do if you notice that the Saturday roster at your festival features four out of the five recently announced nominees for the IBMA Emerging Artist award for 2014? Mark Gaynier at the Milan Bluegrass Festival did the sensible thing, and arranged for […]

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5 String Flamethrower – Rob McCoury

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What a golden age we’re in for banjo recordings! After years of anticipation, it’s Rob McCoury of the Del McCoury Band, joining recent wonderful banjo recordings by the Foggy Mountain Special Earl Scruggs Tribute team, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny and others. I’ve known Rob since […]

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On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling [vocals/guitar /banjo], Johnny Ridge [vocals/guitar/fiddle], Mike “Hitman” Wilson […]

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