Tag: JD Crowe

On This Day #47 – JD Crowe live in Tokyo

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On April 18, 1979, JD Crowe and the New South played at the Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Having already visited Japan in August 1975, banjo ace Crowe took the New South back to the Land of the Rising […]

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Rounder to reissue 0044 on vinyl

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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To celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, 2016, Rounder Records has produced a limited quantity of their classic J.D. Crowe & the New South album (ROU 0044) from 1975 on vinyl. This special reprint includes all the original tracks, plus the two bonus tracks added […]

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J.D. Crowe tribute in Banjo NewsLetter

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The venerable Banjo NewsLetter has dedicated its December issue to the career and music of the great J.D. Crowe. Surely among the finest bluegrass banjo players ever to don picks, BNL uses the recent announcement of Crowe’s retirement to remember the many decades of artistry and technical brilliance […]

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Crowe, Lawson, Williams video from Bean Blosom

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Betsy White shared another of her videos from the 2015 Bean Blossom festival, this time of the legends show from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. It finds them performing Once A Day, written by Bill Anderson, and a monster hit for Connie Smith […]

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J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]

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Bluegrass added to MelonFest

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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MelonFest, a Kentucky festival dedicated to the music of neo-acid rock group Blind Melon, is incorporating Kentucky bluegrass into its 2015 offerings. Held on a 500-acre property called Hillbilly Woodstock, rock fans will enjoy performances from some of the top pickers in the Bluegrass State […]

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J.D. Crowe capo from Elliott

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of his Tony Rice signature guitar capo, Phill Elliott has introduced a signature banjo capo for J.D. Crowe. This is a stainless steel device of the highest quality and is available in a number of top bar widths, for either flat […]

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What a difference two decades make!

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Phil Leadbetter sent along a pair of photographs of J.D. Crowe & The New South, taken twenty years apart. The first is a band promotional photo taken in 1995 when he was in the group with Crowe, Richard Bennett, Don Rigsby, and Curt Chapman. The guys are […]

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Jim Mills introduces the Clanger

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In this video, top picker and prewar banjo enthusiast Jim Mills proudly introduces his latest find, a Gibson Mastertone PB-3 conversion from 1929-30. After giving a brief overview of the banjo’s history (almost without taking a breath), Jim goes on to play J.D. Crowe’s arrangement of […]

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Flashback reunion band booking for 2015

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Don Rigsby and Josh Williams aren’t the only ones with a J.D. Crowe Tribute Band taking shows for next year. The actual band from the Flashback album era, with the actual J.D. Crowe, will be doing a limited number of appearances in 2015. That would be […]

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