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Drive-By Truckers “American Band” – by Morgan Enos

2 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

  Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site.  Morgan Enos fronts the bands Other Houses and Hollow Sunshine.   It sometimes feels like an artifact of the Baby Boomer mentality to need a song to illustrate your […]

Single Review: Dierks Bentley with Elle King, “Different For Girls”

"Different For Girls" is based on the gender stereotypes of yore. Guys push down their feelings and get drunk. Girls can't do that because they're too sensitive. They just sit home and cry instead.

Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream

With October 7 set as the release date for Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s first solo record in ten years time, we took advantage of an opportunity to speak with Michael about the new album, and what has changed for him artistically over the past decade. […] The post Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Monday Morning Video – Loretta Lynn

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

This week we’re going to pay a Monday Morning Video tribute to an true legend of country music, Miss Loretta Lynn. Lynn has released nearly 50 albums over her six decade career, the most recent being this year’s Full Circle. The album is her first in more than ten years. This video takes us back […]

Sons of the South win at OBX

Congratulations to Sons of the South who took first place in the Mountain Fever bluegrass band contest this past weekend at the Bluegrass Island Festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As winners, they receive a booking at the 2017 festival with a $2,000 fee, plus ten […] The post Sons of the South win at OBX appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Samson video from Cricket Tell The Weather

Brooklyn’s Cricket Tell The Weather has a new album, Tell The Story Right, and a new performance music video for one of the tracks. It’s for their recently grassified version of Sampson, Regina Spektor’s piano/vocal telling of the story of Samson and Delilah, from her 2002 Songs […] The post Samson video from Cricket Tell The Weather appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Jean Shepard Passes Away At 83

2 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

The matriarch of country music institution, The Grand Ole Opry, has passed away.

Album Review: Trio - “The Complete Trio Collection”

2 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Three disc collection is well-rounded representation of iconic Grammy-winning pairing of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.

Sunday Selections: September 25, 2016

Fly high, friend. Country music has lost some true icons in 2016– Merle Haggard, “Doctor” Ralph Stanley, Jean Shepard just earlier today– but there was [...]

Single Review: Luke Bryan, “Move”

A song so colossally stupid that it can't even achieve the offensiveness that it is entitled to.

Single Review: Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

What should be little more than an exercise in nostalgia is the most unexpectedly moving country recording in recent memory.

Unbound – Kenny & Amanda Smith

In the late 1940s through the ’50s, a style of American jazz music emerged that came to be know as cool jazz, characterized by more restrained and subtle soloing, and less hectic arrangements than the be-bop era that had preceded it. All the elements of […] The post Unbound – Kenny & Amanda Smith appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2016

It seems most everyone in the bluegrass world is getting keyed up for the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention next week. There’s lots of packing going on this weekend, and a lot of travel plans being checked for bluegrass music’s old home week in Raleigh, […] The post Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2016 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Johnny Walker video from Carolina Blue

Carolina Blue has released a music video for Johnny Walker, one of the tracks from their current album, Goin’ Home Today. It was written by mandolinist Tim Jones, a founding member of the group. The video was shot and edited by Corey Johnson with M-Pact Studios, […] The post Johnny Walker video from Carolina Blue appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy ’16

Nothin’ Fancy has what can only be described as “hardcore” fans, as evidenced by a fan’s fingernails we saw yesterday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, VA. Mike Andes posed with the band’s new CD. He said something about “shameless self-promotion.” Jeff Scroggins […] The post Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy ’16 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Vic Jordan remembered 

Victor Howard Jordan passed away on August 26, 2016, in Nashville. He had been seriously ill for some time. Jordan was born October 19, 1938, a native of Washington D.C.. He did his military service in the United States Air Force. Jordan moved to Nashville […] The post Vic Jordan remembered  appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Readers’ Pick: Porcupine Meat by Bobby Rush

5 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

BOBBY RUSH, Porcupine Meat beats out JESSE DAYTON, The Revealer as your favorite for the week of September 16, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer 2016 CHELLE ROSE, Blue Ridge […]

Photos from Miami Valley Brewfest

Thanks to Stacey Wright, who captured these images at last weekend’s Miami Valley Brewfest in Miamisburg, OH. This was their second year for the festival, organized by Max Nunery with The Repeating Arms. Stacey says it has rained both years at the Brewfest, but that enthusiastic crowds have […] The post Photos from Miami Valley Brewfest appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Grenville State College Bluegrass Concert October 8

The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will be performing in the school’s annual bluegrass concert on October 8, held on the second Saturday of October each year in the GSC Fine Arts Auditorium in Glenville, WV. This event serves as a fundraiser for the program, […] The post Grenville State College Bluegrass Concert October 8 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Micah Schnabel: Music as a vehicle for Truth – by Larry Fulford

6 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of pieces written for Nine Bullets by special guest artists, creators and other friends of the site. Larry Fulford has spent time on the mic as a comedian and behind the kit as a drummer. He’s a peach of a fellow and we asked him to […]

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