Tag: Ron Block

Hogan’s House Of Music – Ron Block

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Growing up, Hogan’s House Of Music was where a young Ron Block learned the beauty and variety of popular music. The retail music emporium was owned and operated by his father in Lawndale, CA and the future guitar and banjo virtuoso spent a lot of time […]


Video teaser from Ron Block

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ron Block is preparing a September 25 release for his first bluegrass banjo instrumental album, Hogan’s House Of Music. It will include a mix of his own new tunes, and some bluegrass and old time classics. The title comes from the name of his dad’s […]


Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.” – Ursula Le Guin There are lyrics which transcend the words that are chosen, rising above the ink used and the […]


Win an autographed Soggy Bottom Boys show poster

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would you like to own a signed show poster from the Soggy Bottom Boys’ recent live show in Gatlinburg, TN? As we mentioned in an earlier post, the guys signed a limited number of these when they performed in March at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. One of only […]


For The Record: Becky Buller #6

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the sixth installment of […]


Nothin’ To You from Becky Buller

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark Shadow Recordings has released a debut single from Becky Buller’s upcoming album, ‘Tween Earth and Sky. Becky is a regular member of Darin & Brooke Aldridge, where she is making her mark as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She fills all these same roles […]


Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole Smoky Holler, home of […]


Soggy Bottom Boys live stream on Saturday

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a good deal of excitement this past few weeks about the first-ever live performance of The Soggy Bottom Boys, the studio band that recorded Man Of Constant Sorrow for the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000. Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, […]


Soggy Bottom Boys to perform first live show

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The popularity of the 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou – and it’s soundtrack hit Man Of Constant Sorrow – made superstars out of a non-existant band. During a crucial scene in the movie, a bluegrass band supported the lead actors on stage performing […]


Let It Shine from Tammy Jones Robinette

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Southern Gospel artist Tammy Jones Robinette is preparing to release her first bluegrass project, Let It Shine, recorded at Skaggs Place and Hilltop  Studio in Nashville. Tammy has been singing Gospel music since childhood, touring with her mother and father as The Jones Family. As she grew […]