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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kentucky Headhunters

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By Greg Tutwiler   Often referred to as “Southern Rock Roy-alty,” and even the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have sustained a music career that many dream about, and yet few have sustained. Music making that spans decades, brothers Richard and Fred Young, along with their cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenny formed their first band ...

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Studio On The Go

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Recently, while talking to Michael Johnathon of Public Broadcasting’s  WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, I asked him to comment a bit about his SongFarmer Album that showed up in the AR office review bin a few weeks back. The album is a likable mix of singer/songwriter selections that glide real easy into the ears. However, this is not just another great ...

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45 Years Of Good Houserockin’

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The blues community in our coverage area is small but furiously loyal to its music. They remain underground to some degree and we do not have the opportunity to speak to them thru our magazine as often as we would like. Thus, it is an honor to be able to feature prestigious folks such as the ones that this story ...

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R J Comer

RJ-Comer

Like so many singers, RJ Comer’s roots are linked to the church choir, but also like many, the path is winding and storied from there. The LA story teller finds his songs boiling out of the Americana and Blues that run deep through his veins. “My mom was a choir director and started me on a path really towards classical ...

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Doug Irving

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Singer/songwriter Doug Irving just released his 16th studio album, Songs Of The Wood. Although guitar is his instrument of choice, he’s equally comfortable on the keyboards. As a song writer, he spent eight years in Nashville, TN inking 34 independent cuts before moving back home to upstate New York in 2006. After writing songs for 16 different projects, I asked ...

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The Bundys

The-Bundys

Siblings Megan, Katey, and Ryan Bundy were exposed to music early in life growing up in Cincinnati, OH. Influenced by music from artists like John Denver, Dave Matthews and Dolly Parton, their interest in music blossomed and they eventually taught themselves how to play guitar. That was quickly followed by experimenting with songwriting. This was an activity for much of ...

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Holding On To Every Little Memory

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By Donna Ulisse Every single day that I draw breath is one more glorious opportunity to observe life. These moments are little drops of gold, and I try not to squander or take for granted the chance to collect memories and song scrap. My husband and I are selling our beloved wee palace and moving to the outskirts of Nashville ...

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Getting Your Fest Fix On

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As hard as it is to believe, the longer evenings and the grass in my yard tell me that spring is once again here, and summer is right around the corner. For music lovers, this is a most welcome sign. Festival season is almost here. For many this will be a chance to see many of your favorite artists at ...

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Farming The Song

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In past issues, AR writers have told various story themes about house concerts and championed how folks use them to bring live music to their friends and neighbors. Recently, the AR office received a bit of information about a new take on this subject. It is called a SongFarmer Club. It is an outflow of the WoodSongs musical fount. Let ...

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Takin’ It To The Streets

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By Greg Tutwiler SavingCountryMusic.com said this about our feature artist, the Hackensaw Boys; “Before string bands were a “thing” in popular culture, there was the Hackensaw Boys. Before The Avett Brothers were selling out arenas, before Mumford & Sons were becoming the biggest band in music in a given year, before everybody and their brother was growing a beard and ...

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