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It’s December 12th – Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

December 12 marks the 3rd annual BLUEGRASS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY. Starting in 2012, December 12 was declared as a day for musicians and fans to share the love of bluegrass music and its rich legacy as an American art form. The …
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Mark Newton & Steve Thomas – Reborn

Collectively, the duet of Mark Newton and Steve Thomas have played behind some of the top performers in music – such as Lee Ann Womack, Tony Rice, the Osborne Brothers, and Kenny Chesney. With a musical career like that, it’s no wonder that the two have put together quite a musical collection – one that takes from Traditional Country as well as Classic Bluegrass, but also represents their own sound. The two start off…
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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Roads Well Traveled

In the course of Bluegrass history, there are few male vocalists as revered as the incomparable Doyle Lawson. That distinction was proven by his recent induction into the IBMA Hall of Honor. But, the thing about awards and plaques is that they just tend to gather dust. They look nice in a history book, but the true mark of an artist is to keep on creating, and that’s what Lawson and Co. continue to do. Quicksilver – now consisting of Joe…
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Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed

For over two decades Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out have carved out one of the most successful careers in Bluegrass Music. They change up the formula just a little bit on their latest release, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The disc is a collection of some of the songs that have influenced the band over the years. Starting off with the John Hartford chestnut “Gentle On My …
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New Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out CD Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed In Stores Now

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® guests can now take a “Tyme Out” with a new
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The All Star Jam – Live At Graves Mountain

There’s nothing quite like the fellowship among musicians when Bluegrass acts get together, and this set proves that about as well as it can. Many of the genre’s top acts combine their talents several times over on this one-of-a-kind collection. Recorded in Syria, VA and hosted by Bluegrass radio giant Kyle Cantrell, this collection gets things going in a positive direction from the opening strains of Sammy Shelor’s banjo licks on the standard “More Pretty Girls Than One,” performed by the Crowe Brothers Things stay in…
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Dale Ann Bradley – Somewhere South Of Crazy

Dale Ann Bradley has long been regarded as one of the preeminent female vocalists in all of Bluegrass Music. Her tally of trophies from the IBMA back this up beyond the shadow of a doubt. For her new album, Bradley doesn’t go too far from the musical tree from which she has helped to plant. This album is full of tracks that highlight her warm and tender vocal approach, while also giving the musicians that are on board a chance to shine. Vocally, when you listen to a cut like “Round and Round,” you understand why…
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Jesse McReynolds Salutes Jerry Garcia

When people talk about historic family names, Williams, Carter, and Cash are three that seem to come up. Another last name that has quite a bit of history behind it is that of McReynolds. While best known through Bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse, the name goes back a little further, as Jesse explains. “My grandfather, Charlie, was a part of the Bristol Session,” he tells MusicNewsNashville. One tune actually came out on the project. We’re down to the fifth generation now. My grandchildren have played some. They’re doing some…
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Nu-Blu – The Blu Disc

In Bluegrass, there are few names more respected than that of Pinecastle Records, so it would stand to reason that if the label believes in you to sign them to their roster, you must be good. Well, this duet is good – and a lot more. Made up of husband and wife Carolyn and Daniel Routh, banjo player Levi Austin, and mandolin player Kendall Gates, this is Bluegrass Music, make no mistake about it…
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Cumberland River – The Life We Live

Hailing from Harlan County, Kentucky (Yes, there is really such a place), rising Bluegrass band Cumberland River might be young, but their music is very much in the Classic Bluegrass tradition. Lead singer James Dean (that appears to be his name!) has a very strong presence on lead vocals. That is apparent early on The Life We Lead with a commanding performance on the opening “Harlan Man.” The track…..
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