Tag: Marshall Wilborn

Circa Blue’s A Darker Blue

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The new release from Circa Blue is accurately named. In A Darker Blue, this Northern Maryland trio puts the blues in bluegrass. The title gives a solid hint, of course. Further evidence comes from a glance through the titles of the 13 songs included here […]

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Joe Mullins and Junior Sisk reunite for Hall Of Fame Bluegrass

| September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments
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As the bluegrass genre grows to include more and more offshoots in the mind of the average consumer, traditionalists can be found grousing about the dilution of the art form, or the importance of maintaing definitions and categories. But while they grumble, traditional bluegrass is […]

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Longview All-Star Jam Caps Off Spring S.O.I.M.F.

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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In 1998, a team of bluegrass all-stars who reawakened the world to the sounds of traditional bluegrass were the big winners at the IBMA Awards Show. Bringing home Recorded Event of the Year and Song of the Year honors that year, Longview ruled the world […]

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Gooseneck Rockers

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Frank Baker was on hand when Gooseneck Rockers performed at The Holly Inn in Mount Holly Springs, PA this past weekend (1/19/13), and sent along this gallery of photos. The Rockers are a new group, featuring veteran performers Tom Adams on guitar, Marshall Wilborn on […]

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Your Old Standby – Scott Brannon

| January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Those who have listened regularly to the Ray Davis show or are familiar with some of the Plum Pitiful recordings that have been released down through the years will be familiar with the name Scott Brannon, a regular in Davis’s basement band, which, incidentally, does […]

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Introducing the Gooseneck Rockers

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Choosing a name for a new band is often the most trying aspect of getting one up and going. Unless you plan on using the name of the band leader (if there is one) as the moniker, getting several strong-willed musicians to agree on something […]

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Darren Beachley is back

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
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The best laid plans of mice and men… Veteran bluegrass singer Darrin Beachley had fully intended to dedicate himself to a new career in the medical field. Sure, he loved the bluegrass life, but the allure of regular paychecks and company benefits at a day […]

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Somehow Tonight – Darren Beachley & Friends

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
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What ever happened to Darren Beachley? That’s a question we’ve heard more than once in the precincts of Bluegrass Today. After a successful stint with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Beachley kicked up some dust with a group he called Legends Of The Potomac, featuring Tom Gray, […]

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Frank Wakefield Tribute To Bill Monroe

| November 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Frank Wakefield spent a lot of time Saturday night telling people how lousy he is. “I’m the world’s worst mandolin player,” he told a full house in Garrett Park, Md. “If you don’t believe it, just ask me.” Later, after the show, Wakefield told me […]

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Response from Michael Cleveland

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

We heard this morning from Kimberly Williams, publicist for Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, in response to our post last night, Former Flamekeepers move on. Michael took particular exception to the use of the word “acrimonious” in describing the recent departure of long time band members […]

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