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A Life Of Sorrow

Some years back we told you the tragic story of Carter Stanley who, along with his brother, Ralph, formed the Stanley Brothers of early bluegrass fame. In the early days of bluegrass music formation, Carter Stanley and his brother Ralph wrote songs and made early recordings that set standards that many others followed to their own path to fame (including ...

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How The West Was Once

A.H. Pettus is one of those folks whose creativity simply has to flow out in many directions. Whether it involves visual arts like film making or painting, acting, fiction writing or songwriting, this artist has a lot to share. Most recently, he has returned to music as a way to work through challenging life events and raw emotions. His new ...

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Racyne Parker

It took a little while, but Racyne Parker seems to have finally figured out where she should really be. She’s found her identity as a singer-songwriter after pushing as far as she could in other areas of her life. The seeds of her current musical life were planted firmly when she was little, mainly by her singer-songwriter dad. “He was ...

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“I’ve Got Some Ideas Here …” Dave Lebental

Growing up in Southern California during the ‘80s, Dave Lebental’s interest in music was initially fueled by the eclectic mix albums he heard his older sister playing. “Being a young kid,” he remembers, “I was hearing all that. And then once I became 12 or 13 I would spend my pocket change on buying albums.” Although he played brass instruments ...

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Kim Brogli; Creativity Through The Written Word

Unlike the stories of youthful encouragement many artists share in these profiles, Kim Brogli recalls what discouraged her from singing at a young age. “It was elementary school when I tried out for the little school choir and I didn’t make it. I was just like ‘Ok. There’s that. I guess I can’t sing.’…I was super-effected by people’s opinions. I ...

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John Shain

Originally from Massachusetts, Jon Shain ended up adopting Durham, NC as his home, after attending Duke University and, more importantly, finding a musical home; a place where he would add the blues to his rock and soul background and come up with his own unique style. Jon remembers his earliest intentional exposure to music by way of his dad, a ...

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Lolly Lee’s Video World Premiere; “Great Crusade”

Lolly Lee’s fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of her self-titled album set for February 23rd, 2024, but you can get a early, sneak peak right here with the World Premiere of her “Great Crusade” Music Video. Lolly Lee’s “Great Crusade” is a powerful and soulful track that captures the essence of love, loss, and the struggles of ...

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Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson is a life-long Texan. He currently is based in College Station, he was born in Corpus Christi, spent his early years on the nearby King Ranch, and got an education at Sam Houston State in Huntsville. He says, “Aside from the five years I spent in the Navy, traveling around the world…I’ve called Texas home…” Jack has had ...

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Little Jane & The Pistol Whips

The Long Road Ahead is the third album by Little Jane and the Pistol Whips, a Montana band propelled by singer-songwriter Ashley Jane Holland. The songs are largely inspired by the blue-collar, union-focused world her husband works in as a high-voltage lineman. “If I can write songs that inspire a whole group of workers…that are out there working their butts ...

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Sands Hall

For Sands Hall, music was an early creative outlet with which she has had a varied relationship over the years. From her first songwriting attempt at age 14, through time pursuing writing and theater ambitions in New York, and a sojourn in LA where “her kind of music” was discouraged by the circle in which she found herself, she made ...

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