• On This Day #49 – Charlie Moore

    On this Day … On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters for four of Charlie Moore’s religious recordings that were later released on the EP SEP-103. The songs involved were No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul of Mine); Over

  • On This Day #45 

    On this day …. On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters to Charlie Moore’s recordings No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul); Over in Gloryland; When They Crucified My Lord and Why Is Mother Buried. The four Gospel songs were

  • Archaic coming from Travers Chandler

    Travers Chandler has had a complicated relationship with professional bluegrass. His passion is to write, record and perform energetic and archly traditional bluegrass, with no apologies, and the frustrations of following his muse through personnel changes have found him dealing

  • A Call to help for Billy Constable

    Anyone familiar with the acoustic music scene of Western NC, or with the music of the legendary Charlie Moore, is no stranger to Billy Constable. In fact, I am not certain Billy encountered many strangers. He is a friend to

  • Charlie Moore biography in the works

    Travers Chandler is at work on a biography of Charlie Moore, likely the first to be compiled for this influential bluegrass artist. Charlie was a popular performer in the 1960s and '70, with his band The Dixie Partners, and as a

  • Two new digital reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has reissued two more bluegrass classics as download only releases, available only from eMusic and iTunes. Both were originally released on LP in the early-to-mid 1970s. Folks these days know Ricky Skaggs as a successful band leader, vocalist and

  • Three great re-issues due from Rebel

    Rebel Records is continuing their laudable efforts to get classic LPs released on CD, and/or for digital download. Many serious bluegrass fans had feared that much of the recorded legacy of bluegrass music might become unavailable when digital media took

  • Charlie Moore remembered

    Travers Chandler, mandolinist with Avery County, has posted a nice remembrance on his MySpace Blog of Charlie Moore, who passed away on December 24, 1979. "Charlie's story is a story of triumph and tragedy. He was a gifted musician. A great