More Dierks: live on Imus and in WSJ

He’s everywhere!

As we mentioned yesterday, Dierks Bentley is popping up all across the media promoting his newly released CD, Up On The Ridge. Newspapers, radio, online…

He has also made quite a few television appearances, bringing his bluegrass-themed music to a very large audience across the US (and beyond). One example was his visit to Imus In The Morning on the Fox Business Channel on Monday where he performed with Jason Carter on fiddle, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Alan Bartram on bass.

Here they are doing Fiddlin’ Around, one from the new CD written by John Scott Sherrill, Shawn Camp and Jeff Austin.

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And his version of Bob Dylan’s Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power), sung in duet with Ronnie McCoury (with Chris Thile on the album).
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Barry Mazor also has a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal where he profiles a number of artists who are bridging the divide between bluegrass and country music. In addition to Bentley, Barry looks at The Grascals and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Today’s new bluegrass/traditional-country nexus has something of the feel of a like-minded community about it, on a broader scale. The much-praised rising country stars Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson (the latter not to be confused with the Grascals’ Jamie Johnson) sing soulful verses on the Bentley CD, and Mr. Johnson also appeared on the Hank Williams Jr. tour. Mr. Bentley does a guest vocal himself on the new CD “Things That Fly,” by the immensely gifted band the Infamous Stringdusters. This young sextet is now taking bluegrass drive and dexterity and indie-rock attitude into rock halls and dance clubs.

You can read the full article online.

Whenever the non-music press is talking bluegrass, we all benefit!

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.