Tag: Michael Cleveland

SOIMF, day 2

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blake Williams opened the final day of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival with some history and stories of Lester Flatt. Isaac Moore joined him for a song. Mountain Faith then provided a wonderful Gospel set. Feller & Hill hit the stage with high energy […]


Benefit show for Randy Griffith

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are spearheading a benefit concert this weekend for Randy Griffith, father of Flamekeeper bassist Tyler Griffith. Randy, who just turned 52, was diagnosed recently with glioblastoma multiform grade 4 (a brain tumor), and is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy five times each week. Anyone […]


Special C talks about Country Boy

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has created a nice introduction to the upcoming Special Consensus album, Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, due later this month. It’s a video shot in their Nashville studio that mixes music performance clips with band interviews about the record, and getting […]


Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for bluegrass music. Some of the best-known bands are in the studio now working on new projects. So are some fine up-and-comers. I started to make a list of new music that I was waiting to […]


Michael Cleveland, Master Barber

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in March of 2013, Nathan Livers, mandolinist with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, made a pledge to get his long locks cut as soon as the band’s Facebook page reached 5,000 likes. He further promised to donate his hair to Locks of Love, and to […]


Superstring Theory coming from Andy Statman

| October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Avant-garde mandolinist Andy Statman has announced a new CD, Superstring Theory, set for an October 22 release on Shefa Records. It was recorded with Staman’s Trio (Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums), along with fiddler Michael Cleveland and guitarist/vocalist Tim O’Brien. All but […]


Michael Cleveland at World of Bluegrass

| September 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Michael Cleveland, fiery fiddler and Flamekeeper’s fearless leader, stopped by for a chat with David Morris earlier this week at IBMA.  


Bluegrass On The Grass 2013

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Frank Baker captured these images from this past weekend’s Bluegrass On The Grass festival on the campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  


On the ground RudyFest 2013

| June 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren is at RudyFest this weekend in Grayson, KY, and sent along a few photos from the first two days’ stage shows.  


Michael Cleveland signs with Compass Records

| June 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Compass Records has today announced that bluegrass fiddle phenom Michael Cleveland has signed with the label. He and his band, Flamekeeper, will start work later this year on a new project, expected for a 2014 release. Michael sees this as a good move in his […]