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Audie Blaylock & Redline on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Audie Blaylock & Redline perform the bluegrass classic “Cry, Cry Darlin’” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Haas, Kowert, & Tice on The Brad Kolodner Show

Host Brad Kolodner presents an in-studio session with Haas, Kowert, & Tice on Saturday, September 20 at 3 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their new project You Got This.

Front Country on The Lee Michael Demsey Show

Northern California’s Front Country join host Lee Michael Demsey for a live in-studio session on Monday, September 22 at 4:30 pm ET.

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  • Living In Raleigh Now video from Chatham County Line

    ccl_thWith a new song inspired by the IBMA moving its World of Bluegrass Convention to Raleigh, NC through 2018 – and sure to irritate Kentucky folks disappointed by that eventuality - North Carolina’s Chatham County Line has produced a music video that celebrates their hometown, bluegrass music, and the […]

  • Feeling Blue from Mountain Faith

    blue_thAs promised, here is the new single from Mountain Faith. It’s the “sort of” title track from their upcoming Mountain Fever release, Blue, which is due in November. Feeling Blue is a somewhat different sound for the band, with an old timey vibe and clawhammer […]

  • Kelly Green battles rare vocal condition

    kelly_thFour years ago, just before her 40th birthday, Kelly’s voice gave out near the end of a weekly gig with her band, Acoustic Endeavors. She’d being singing for years and had sore throats and other vocal issues over the years, so she wasn’t worried. She […]

  • Cory Piatt to Mountain Faith

    cory_piatt_thMountain Faith has announced that Cory Piatt is the new mandolinist with the group. Cory is an exquisitely talented young picker, not yet 20 years old, who already has a professional resume most musicians would envy. He’s performed and recorded with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and […]

  • Greensky Bluegrass teases If Sorrows Swim

    if_sorrows_swim_thMichigan’s Greensky Bluegrass has released a video tease for their next CD, If Sorrows Swim, due to drop next week through Thirty Tigers. The guys talk about the process of recording this new album, with audio for a track or two in the background.   […]

  • Jake Schepps on the mend

    jake_thA month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]

  • Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

    screen_thAs an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

  • Dear Sister video from Claire Lynch

    dear_sister_thDear Sister, the title track from Claire Lynch’s current CD, has been a very popular number for her this past 18 months or so. Co-written by Claire and Louisa Branscomb, it continues her habit of recording thoughtful and compelling songs about the American Civil War, […]

  • Welcome new IBMA Board members

    ibma_thThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced three new members of their Board of Directors, chosen by their respective constituent membership. Welcome Joe Mullins, David Smith, and John Goad. The IBMA allows their professional members to select from among several categories when they join, with […]

  • Crowe, Lawson, & Williams are still Standing Tall and Tough

    standing_tall_thStanding tall. A classic idiom we have all heard and probably used. By definition, the phrase means “being proud of yourself and confident in your abilities.” Different from boasting, standing tall exudes self-assurance, often in the face of adversity. When discussing the music of three members […]

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