Tag: James King

A Baker’s Dozen for 2013

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
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My mailbox and inbox overflowed with music in 2013, as sure a sign as any that bluegrass is alive and well. There’s good news and bad news about that. The good news is that much of that music was very well done. That’s the bad […]

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2013 Bluegrass Grammy follow-up

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Following up on our notice earlier about the announcement last night of the nominees for the 2014 Best Bluegrass Album in the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy award, we got some reaction to the news from two of the nominees. The five nominees […]

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2014 Bluegrass Grammy nominees

| December 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
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The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday evening. In the midst of the cavalcade of glitzy stars was news of the all-important Best Bluegrass Album. And the nominees are: It’s Just A Road - The Boxcars, Mountain Home Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent, […]

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Barry Crabtree exits James King Band

| December 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Banjoist Barry Crabtree has left The James King Band, with whom he had been touring since March of this year. James says that he has someone filling in this month, and will be trying out a number of possible replacements over the winter months. Through his […]

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Three Chords and the Truth – James King

| October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
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James King, whose knack for choosing well-written songs that work their way into listeners’ hearts and minds has helped earn him the title of “Bluegrass Storyteller,” has a keen ability to wrap his voice around every ounce of emotion in three verses and a chorus. […]

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James King Shines At Tir Na Nog

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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At a crowded Irish pub in the heart of downtown Raleigh, bluegrass fans of all kinds crammed into this earthy venue to see “The Bluegrass Storyteller.” A star-studded audience, including Noam Pikelny and Ken Irwin, were in for one of the best showcases of this […]

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Wednesday night at WOB 2013

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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James King – Three Chords and the Truth

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Rounder Records has announced a September 30 release for Three Chords And The Truth, a country music tribute project from James King. Fear not, traditional bluegrass fans; the Bluegrass Storyteller isn’t going country. But he has picked a dozen favorites from the classic country catalog […]

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PreddyFest 2013

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
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This recap and photos from Preddyfest 2013 comes from Laura Tate Ridge, of Laura Tate Photography and Deep River Management. Among the sweltering heat present on Friday at Preddyfest in Franklinton, NC there was also an energy unmatched from fellow Bluegrassians. I was happily greeted by […]

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Favorite songs and new mandolin players at Grey Fox

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter? These back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artists of the Year – […]

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