A Year-Long Treat

2013 Bluegrass CalendarAt this time when competition for your dollar bills is relentless, promotional tools are becoming all the more innovative. And bluegrass music is no different.

Two years ago the Bluegrass Calendar offered access to some audio clips, one for each month of the year.

For the 2013 Bluegrass Calendar, which has as its theme bluegrass music in Nashville, the publisher – Gary B Reid – has created a dozen videos featuring bluegrass personalities, each of whom are pictured in next year’s edition. Lorraine Jordan, Ronnie Reno, Chris Jones, Joe Mullins, Eddie and Martha Adcock, Larry Stephenson, and Greg Cahill among others, talk about their associations with the city, which is also home for several of them.

Here bluegrass balladeer James King speaks of working in the studio where the Stanley Brothers had recorded; most apt, as Reid’s deep and abiding passion is the music of the brothers.


Remember, a calendar is not just for Christmas, it’s for the whole year!

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.