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Bill Evans and Alan Munde in Bend

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As part of their west coast tour last week and this, Bill Evans and Alan Munde stopped Thursday evening for a show in Bend, OR. The pair of banjo masters are doing concerts and workshops along the northeastern US and western Canada through the 31st. […]

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Bill Yates doing well after treatment

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bill Yates, longtime member of The Country Gentlemen and still an active grasser with his Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is doing well after being hospitalized this past two weeks. A brain bleed was diagnosed when he was admitted earlier this month, but surgery to remove […]

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Cody Shuler solo album video EPK

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Records has put together a video to introduce Cody Shuler’s first solo album, complete with interview segments and audio samples.   Cody Shuler will be released on February 3. Radio programmers can download tracks now at Airplay Direct.

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Reuben’s Train video from Hogslop String Band

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you like the old timey mountain music played with passion and energy, you’ll love The Hogslop String Band. These boys are the real deal. The band was formed in 2009 to play a square dance, and are now a popular Tennessee group for both dances […]

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Service for Ray Hicks this weekend

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard yesterday from Gina Hicks, the late Ray Hicks’ daughter, who wanted to share that any friends of his in Virginia/North Carolina who wished to make the trip were welcome to attend the private family service and internment for Ray on Saturday. Though Ray was known […]

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Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I love discovering new music. The majority of the time, that music is just new to me: an early J.D. Crowe & the New South album I’ve never heard before, a Jimmy Martin concert from the mid-1990s streaming on YouTube, a new country artist that […]

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Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Part of the fun for bluegrass concerts and festivals for some folks is recording them for later listening. Of course, some venues prohibit this, and some artists frown upon it, but for many fans, it’s a great way to recall that awesome banjo break they […]

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Voices – Volume Five

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Volume Five is one of those acts that consistently turn out headliner-quality music, but have seemed to be stuck in a second tier status. Their original music is clever and compelling, they can pick with the best of them, and their vocals are top tier. What […]

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Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced their first 6 string model in their popular Goodtime Banjo series. The Solana 6 is a nylon stringed model, tuned and played like a guitar, with a rock maple 22-fret neck attached to Deering’s 16-bracket 12” pot assembly. Like […]

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Rose of Old Kentucky from Darin & Brooke

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge have offered up a video tease from their upcoming Mountain Home album, Snapshots. It’s their version of the Bill Monroe number, My Rose of Old Kentucky, with Bobby Hicks on fiddle.   Radio programmers can download tracks from the new album […]

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