Tag: Michael Cleveland

Jeff White at The Station Inn

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This past weekend found bluegrass artist Jeff White at Nashville’s Station Inn, debuting the music from his new solo project, Right Beside You. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper served as his band, with Jeff’s Earls Of Leicester bandmate Charlie Cushman on banjo. We were able to […]

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Cold rain comes to Lake Havasu

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on the 14th annual Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ is a contribution from David VanGelder. While the blizzards and cold from back East may have risen to more spring-like temperatures, there was still no comparison to the mid-eighties breezes and […]

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Cody Looper to Michael Cleveland

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Well… now we know why Cody Looper stepped away from Blue Mafia. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced this morning that Cody will be their new banjo player. He steps in to the spot recently vacated when Gaven Largent left the band to play reso-guitar […]

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Thursday at 2015 Land Fest

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Dailey & Vincent Land Fest held at Denton Farm Park in Denton, North Carolina opened on Thursday. Cindy Baucom is the emcee at this show with assistance from Jamie and Darrin. The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band opened the show. The ETSU bluegrass music program is […]

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Bluegrass On The Grass 2015

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thankfully, Frank Baker was in attendance this year for the 2015 Bluegrass on the Grass Festival in Carlisle, PA. This was the 20th Anniversary of this free festival held on the campus of Dickinson College. He sent along these images from the July 11 event.

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Raleigh concert airs tonight on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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During last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Raleigh’s WUNC hosted a special, invitation-only concert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located a few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center where most of the IBMA events were occurring. You had to […]

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Flamekeeper at SPBGMA

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As promised, Michael Cleveland unveiled his new young banjo player, Gaven Largent, during his set at SPBGMA last weekend. Largest who had been a SPBGMA regular since he was a young teen showed the audience more accustomed to seeing him sliding around on a reso-guitar […]

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Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age, Largent has been wowing […]

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One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis. But the fun turns into work at the end of the year, when I wade back through all of that music and try to come up […]

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Glenn Gibson says goodbye to Flamekeeper

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced that Glenn Gibson, who has played banjo with the band this past three years, is leaving the group. He will do his last show tonight at the Festival of the Riverboats in Louisville, KY. In addition to be being a […]

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