Tag: Michael Cleveland

Michael Cleveland/Mono Neon mashup on Jerusalem Ridge

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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What happens when you mashup an incognito jazz bassist with a incomparable bluegrass improvisor like Michael Cleveland? Well, it’s hard to explain in words; we’ll just have to show you. It all started on May 21 at ForestFest in the Jefferson National Forest near Louisville, Kentucky. […]

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Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to twenty from the Columbus, OH […]

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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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