Tag: Michael Cleveland

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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Michael Cleveland at IBMA

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to interview many of the top artists and songwriters in our business. Among them was Michael Cleveland, a highly-respected fiddler and bandleader, who shared some thoughts about his new record, […]

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On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland. A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars. Since that time, he has gone on to perform and record with nearly everyone in the […]

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Fiddlin’ Joe from Flamekeeper

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has released a first look at one of the songs from On Down The Line, the upcoming album from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. It’s a lilting song written by Mark Brinkman called Fiddlin’ Joe which will be the album’s lead single.   Josh Richards […]

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Benefit concert for Rick Bartley

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kentucky’s Bartley Brothers have been involved in bluegrass since they were youngsters, adding up to more years than they may want to admit. Shayne and Rick have worked with a number of top touring bands, including their own Bartley Brothers band. Rick is also known […]

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SOIMF, day 2

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Benefit show for Randy Griffith

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special C talks about Country Boy

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments
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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 […]

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Michael Cleveland, Master Barber

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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