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Mountain Heart is back for 2015 – and beyond

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After dropping into apparent obscurity this year, and announcing the departure of founding member Jim VanCleve and bass player Jason Moore, Mountain Heart has indicated today that they are back with a renewed focus, and a new album in 2015. Van Cleve is returning on fiddle […]

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Bluegrass and Chili Festival 2014

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass and Chili Festival in Claremore, OK celebrated it’s 35th anniversary by bringing in some of bluegrass music’s top names and the thousands of fans who attended didn’t pay one cent to attend. The Grascals, Mountain Heart, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent and the […]

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Jason Moore moves on

| August 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Jason Moore, long time bassist with Mountain Heart, has officially announced his departure from the group to focus his attention on other musical ventures. “Well, I just wanted to go on record to quiet any rumors and let everybody know my intentions. I have left […]

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Jim VanCleve exits Mountain Heart [updated]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s the end of an era. Fiddler Jim VanCleve has announced his departure from Mountain Heart, a group he helped found some years ago. At its onset, Jim, Barry Abernathy, and Steve Gulley started the band when they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998. […]

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Welcome Isabella Shilling

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Heart lead singer Josh Shilling and his wife, Aleah, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Isabella Katherine Shilling was born yesterday afternoon (4/8/14) at 5:41 p.m. (CDT). She came in at 5 lbs, 10 oz, and 19” long. Josh reports that mom […]

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Congratulations Josh and Aleah Shilling

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Josh Shilling, vocalist with Mountain Heart, and his longtime sweetheart, Aleah Dillon, were married on December 1. Aleah is a web developer near Nashville. The pair have been together for 10 years, and met in the Roanoke, VA area before moving to Nashville. Josh said […]

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Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Aaron Ramsey may be best known for his role as the mandolin player for Mountain Heart, but on his recent solo project, Gathering, he takes on almost every role imaginable within a bluegrass project. Ramsey not only showcases his noteworthy mandolin skills, but also takes […]

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Still more photos from the August 2013 Gettysburg festival

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Here’s still another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  

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Jimmy Jam to be broadcast live online

| August 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
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We’ve written several times this year about Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and noted Nashville producer and session player, and his harrowing brush with dengue hemorrhagic fever in March. Fortunately for all concerned, Jim pulled through after his condition was properly diagnosed, but he spent […]

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Jimmy Jam in Nashville August 6

| July 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
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When we covered the severe health scare that befell Mountain Heart fiddler Jim VanCleve earlier this year, we indicated that a benefit show was in the works. This week it was announced that August 6 is the date when friends and music business acquaintances will […]

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