Tag: Michael Cleveland

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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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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