Tag: Larry Sparks

Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]

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Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]

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Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart – 8/8/14

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our August 8 Weekly Airplay chart is out, and Larry Sparks has returned to the #1 position with Bitterweeds from his 50th Anniversray album, Lonesome and Then Some. The Bluegrass Brothers also return to the Top 5 with Memories Of My Childhood, tied with Rhonda Vincent’s Only Me at #3. […]

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Larry Sparks releases Bitterweeds

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lonesome and Then Some is truly an album we’ve been waiting 50 years to hear. It’s Larry Sparks’ 50th anniversary record, and it’s coming August 5 from Rebel Records. You may remember the superb 40 album, released to coincide with Larry’s 40th year in music, […]

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Hills of Home 2014

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun – John with a video, and […]

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Thursday at Palatka 2014

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys kicked off the 10th edition of the February Palatka Bluegrass show held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. They were followed by the James King Band and Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Dailey and Vincent along with Jimmy Fortune […]

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It’s Christmas Time – Jeff Parker

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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As the weather gets colder and lights, tinsel, and garland start appearing at stores everywhere, it’s easy to know Christmas is getting closer. And with that also comes Christmas music, and the release of new holiday albums by some of our favorite artists. Among the […]

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Photos from SOIMF 2013

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The 2013 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is well underway, and we have some photos from Day 1 courtesy of Bill Warren. More to come.  

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Rebel Records announces new Gospel Compilation

| September 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Rebel Records has announced the October 22nd release of a new Gospel compilation album, Memories of That Old Country Church (REB-CD-8008). Gospel and sacred music has been an integral part of bluegrass music’s repertoire for as long as the music has been played and as new […]

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Blue Side Of Me from Jeff Brown

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Fever has another new CD out today, Blue Side Of Me, from Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Brown is a powerful vocalist, with a sound reminiscent of Larry Sparks, with whom he once worked, and the great Ralph Stanley, who schooled Sparks at the […]

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