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Scott Napier songwriting class offered online

Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky has announced that they will be offering their Songwriting I class (PSM 107) online this summer. HCTC houses the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, which offers an Associates Degree in Bluegrass and Traditional Music, along with […]

KET highlights banjo maker Frank Neat

Banjo players all over the world know the name of Frank Neat, Kentucky luthier and builder of banjos and custom banjo necks of the highest quality. Many aficionados of the five string first noticed Frank when Ralph Stanley was marketing a Stanleytone model banjo at […]

Songwriter’s Back Story – Wilma Walker

This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song Wilma Walker, written by husband and wife writing and recording duo, Donna Ulisse and Rick Stanley, recorded by the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver on their 2015 Mountain Home Music Company album, In Session. I caught […]

2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to showcase this year […]

Mayer’s Playlist for March/April 2016, Part 3

5 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH The Narrows by Grant-Lee Phillips Grant-Lee Phillips is, quite simply, one of the most distinctive voices in American music. His songs conjure up vivid portraits of the American experience, from the fault lines of California to the rural lands of Tennessee. The imagery in his songs, both lyrical and musical, is […]

Episode 117: W.B. Walker’s Old Soul Radio Show Podcast (Colter Wall, Young Mary Sparr, Justin Payne, & Friends)

5 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

This Weeks Episode Features Live Music From: Colter Wall & Justin Payne The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums: Tyler Childers – Bottles & Bibles (2011) Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos (1971-1972) (2013) Hellbound Glory – Old Highs & New Lows (2010) Robert […]

Remo Belli passes

Banjo players lost a major supporter earlier this week, one few of them ever thought much about. Remo Belli died on Monday afternoon (4/25) at 88 years of age. His Remo Inc. manufactured the mylar banjo heads they use since 1957. The company was founded to serve […]

Facebook fan pages: dos and don’ts

Ever since Facebook came on the scene, making people in vast portions of the world up to 58% less productive in their lives, bluegrass musicians, bands, associations, and other related businesses have tried to use it for promotional and networking purposes, with mixed success. When […]

Wannabe Reviews Aesop Rock’s ‘The Impossible Kid’

5 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews the new album from hip-hop artist Aesop Rock, The Impossible Kid, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution:    The post Wannabe Reviews Aesop Rock’s ‘The Impossible Kid’ appeared first on Glide Magazine. Go to Source Author: Chris Prunckle

Mountain Heart does Steely Dan

If we told you that a bluegrass-related group had recorded a cover of a Steely Dan song, and gave you three guesses who it might have been, not many folks would need all three. Yep, it’s Mountain Heart, who delivered their version of Reelin’ In […]

More from Mile Twelve in Ireland

Here’s the second report from Boston’s Mile Twelve as they travel through Ireland sharing their contemporary bluegrass sound. The band is Evan Murphy on guitar, Nate Sabat on bass, BB Bowness on banjo, and Bronwyn Keith?Hynes on fiddle. We’re reaching the halfway point in our Irish tour, […]

123 – LIVE: “Dates from Hell” with Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres!

6 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Dammit Damian, Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres telling stories of bad dates and romance gone wrong! Photo by Brittany Strummer MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “Dates from HELL: Stories of Romance gone wrong!” Guests include Comedian Cody Spyker ,  & musical guest: The Windermeres!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe […]

Great American Bluegrass on Heartland TV

A new weekly, half-hour bluegrass television program has been launched by the folks who produce the popular Great American Gospel and American Gospel Onstage shows. Great American Bluegrass now airs each Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Heartland TV. The show features a mix of bluegrass performance videos […]

Stuart Wyrick to Flashback

Flashback has announced the addition of Stuart Wyrick to the group on banjo. The band is a reunion of four pickers who worked with J.D. Crowe & The New South in the mid-1990s. They have taken their new band name from the title of the album […]

Blue Highway postpones Fan Appreciation Concert

Owing to a family health emergency, Blue Highway has announced this morning that they will have to postpone their much-anticipated Fan Appreciation Concert, scheduled for April 30. The show was to have been an all-request program, with ticket holders getting a chance to vote for […]

Single Review: Trisha Yearwood, “Broken”

One of six popular songs that Trisha Yearwood recorded for The Passion: New Orleans, "Broken" transcends its adult rock origins through its reinvention as Mary's plaintive wail after the death of her son on the cross.

Niall Toner does Nashville

The ABC TV series, that is. The current season, episode 15, (415) of the American soap series Nashville, broadcast on Wednesday, April 15, featured two of Irish bluegrass mandolin player Niall Toner’s tunes. The instrumentals, composed about 15 years ago – Drunken Daisy, written Toner […]

Rhonda with 45 RPM at the Station

Last Tuesday at Nashville’s Station Inn, Music City’s favorite traditional country band, 45 RPM, did a show with Rhonda Vincent as featured guest vocalist. It turns out that a lot of bluegrass artists and personalities are fans of the old school country, but I think we […]

BSU Grass at North Greenville University

BSU Grass, a campus bluegrass band sponsored by the Baptist Student Union at North Greenville University in South Carolina, is planning a concert for April 29 to officially release their second album, Just Any Moment. While they receive no class credit for participating, the band is […]

Monday Morning Video – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

So much has already been said about Prince and his impact that we thought it best to simply honor his legacy with this vintage performance from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Prince stands on the side of the stage, oft in the shadows, until it’s time for him to take a guitar […]

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