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Charity begins at home 

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Charity begins at Home. So it’s said. But it helps the homeless also. That’s the aim of the Eddie and Martha Adcock, Tom Gray, Gene Johnson, and Valerie Smith. The Adcocks have supported the homeless for over 15 years. As Martha Adcock says, remembering their […]

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Blue Highway Fan Appreciation Concert rescheduled for April 15

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It has been a big week for bluegrass heavyweights, Blue Highway. On the heel of Tuesday’s announcement that their latest album, Original Traditional, received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album , their long-anticipated “Fan Appreciation Concert” has been rescheduled for April 15th, 2017. Even better, the […]

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Thursday at Christmas in the Smokies

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lorraine Jordan opened Thursday at Christmas in the Smokies as the MC. She and Tim White have been sharing the duties. Lorraine’s father, Royce, is usually the emcee, but is home with a case of pneumonia. We all need to keep Royce in our prayers. […]

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WAMU Bluegrass Country extends deadline

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, and the Bluegrass Country Foundation who plan to take over management of the station next year, have announced a five week extension in their December 31 deadline to transfer ownership. The Foundation was created for the express purpose of assuming the role WAMU has played […]

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Brushwood Songs & Stories from Norman Blake

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Can there be a bluegrass or old time musician more consistently entertaining than Norman Blake? He’s been flatpicking his guitar and singing songs that celebrate a simple life and the old time ways since 1972, delivering a series of cherished albums and remarkable live performances. […]

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Christmas in the Smokies 2016

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The fires in Gatlinburg have been extinguished, but the flame of hope still burns brightly. This year’s edition of Christmas in the Smokies, presented by Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, kicked off Wednesday afternoon. Lorraine announced that the festival will be making a substantive donation […]

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Things We Do For Dreams – Trinity River Band

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Since making the decision to pursue music full-time in 2011, Callahan, Florida’s Harris family – better known as Trinity River Band – has experienced quite a run of success. With songs like Better than Blue, How Blue, and Rusty Old American Dream receiving frequent airplay […]

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Al Ras Bluegrass Festival 2016

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This review of the Al Ras Bluegrass Festival is a contribution from Spanish banjoist, educator, and composer, Lluis Gomez. The fifteenth edition of Al Ras Bluegrass Festival took place this November in Barcelona and Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain). Al Ras is the oldest bluegrass festival in […]

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Mike Conner to Graham Talent Group

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Graham Talent Group, based in Russell Springs, KY, has announced that Mike Conner has joined the agency. Mike will assist principal Randy Graham in booking the several groups on their roster, and concentrate on developing new business ventures. He will also head up Graham’s production […]

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Arthur ‘Who’ Smith 

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Those who have an interest in classic country music, that of the traditional type of the 1940s and 1950s, will know that Arthur Q Smith is becoming less of a mystery. Known for his excellent and prolific song-writing and a fondness for alcohol, Arthur Q […]

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