Archive for October 31, 2013

Mountain Twerker video in production

darrells_thI suppose it was inevitable. A music video for Mountain Twerker by The Darrell Brothers has been shot and is currently being edited for release. It will more fully explicate the story, which had to be told, of their sainted grandmother the boys say invented […]

13 Essential Halloween “BOO!-grass” Tunes

punkinIt’s Halloween, and all of the little ghosts and goblins are going to be knocking on neighborhood doors with a list of demands which we so easily meet. Most costumes these days require a lack of effort or creativity. There’s too many Justin Bieber and […]

On This Day #20 – Samantha Bumgarner

samantha_bumgarner_thOn This Day ………….. On October 31, 1878, the first lady of the old-time banjo music Samantha Bumgarner was born. Sarah Samantha Biddix, to give her maiden name, was born, according to her death certificate, in “Tennessee”, on Halloween during the same year that Black […]

American Pickers video from The Grascals

grascals_pay_thMountain Home has released a debut music video for their upcoming album for The Grascals, When I Get My Pay. The song featured here is a tribute written for one of Grascal Jamie Johnson’s favorite television programs, American Pickers, for which the song is titled. […]

Double Or Nothing – The Rigneys

double_nothing_thDouble Or Nothing is the latest CD from The Rigneys, a family band that is successfully transitioning away from that pigeonhole. Most of the album focuses on the talents of eldest son Andrew Rigney, who plays guitar, sings all but two of the lead vocals, […]

Alan Jackson et al on Letterman

lateshow_thIf you missed Alan Jackson and his all-star band last night on The Late Show with David Letterman – or just want to watch it again – the video is embedded below. He performed Blacktop from his current release, The Bluegrass Album, with Tim Crouch […]

Oozing tension and other studio tips

jones_thGoing into the studio to record is something that all professional and semi-professional (and in some cases, complete amateur) musicians will do at some point in their careers, usually early and often. The studio, as anyone with experience can tell you, is a world full […]

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover – Troy, OH

troy_thAt the end of the summer, Troy, OH welcomed one of Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Sessions. For two memorable days, the Gentlemen of the Road took over the city of Troy and filled it with a myriad of roots music. In […]

Bluegrass Weather Report – 9/29/13

weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the goings on down in Waldo, FL at the Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival.  

Congratulations Jeremy and Shaylon

shaylon_jeremy_thJeremy Chapman, mandolinist with The Chapmans, and Shaylon Gray were united in marriage this past weekend. The wedding was held on October 26 in a small ceremony with family and friends in Near Clever, MO. Shaylon is a bluegrass musician as well, a fiddler active in northwestern […]