Latest Bluegrass music Stories
By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jul. 18--Blind Corn Liquor Pickers. "Appalachian Trail." Blind Corn Music. 13 tracks. If Bill Monroe, the daddy of bluegrass, had had an affair with a wild mountain woman, the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers would be the illegitimate offspring.
Liza Bance (left), 25, of Goochland County and Margaret MacKay, 20, of Nova Scotia took advantage of temperatures in the 80s yesterday to practice some bluegrass music on Monument Avenue's median strip just west of the Boulevard.
By Kerrville Daily Times, Texas Jul. 17--FREDERICKSBURG -- The Roots Music concert series will get back to basic bluegrass, newgrass and mountain music at its next performance on Saturday, July 26, in Fredericksburg.
By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jul. 11--The Grascals. "Keep On Walkin'." Rounder. 12 tracks. The Grascals are without a doubt the most successful act on today's bluegrass scene.
By Jim Gilchrist CHRIS Thile, the Paganini - or should that be the Hendrix? - of the bluegrass mandolin, can play like a man possessed, while leaving would-be pigeonholers reeling in his slipstream.
POLAND - The Poland Spring Preservation Society will present Two Old Friends Monday, July 7, as the next performers in its summer concert series at All Souls Chapel. Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, original founders of Northeast Winds, will play music from Ireland, the mountains and the sea.
Old Crow Medicine Show got its start much like their name might suggest: by traveling from town to town in a van playing music for anyone who would listen, much like the old medicine shows that sold elixirs and secret remedies to anyone looking for a cure-all.
By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jun. 28--In 1962, as Rodney Dillard tells it, The Dillards decided to leave the Ozark Mountains and look for fame and fortune in either Hollywood or Nashville.
By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | firstname.lastname@example.org | 777- 6474 Friday Takeharu Kunimoto and The Last Frontier Here's a testament to the power of Bill Monroe and proof that a hard-core Appalachian style of music can cross cultures but also receive new influences.
By Liz Mitchell, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jun.