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Raven and Red

Nashville based, folk-Americana group, Raven and Red has been heralded by Country Music People Magazine as “very entertaining with warm melodies and even a slight commercial edge.” Classically trained Brittany Lynn Jones (Raven), along with Mitchell Lane (Red), and his brother Cole not only have impressive musical resumes, more importantly, they have a ton of talent. They’ve just released their ...

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Tennessee Jed

In a world where titles and definitions seem to matter, Jed “Tennessee Jed” Fisher has carved another notch in the bluegrass belt with his own contribution – Pimpgrass. It’s “soul and funk rock crossed with bluegrass and country music, aka: Bluegrass with bling.” And it’s catching on. Jed’s been traveling all across the US performing and recording with an A-list ...

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More Than Just A Bluegrass Band

For Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, New York based Nefesh Mountain is more than just a bluegrass band. It’s a celebration of the foundational roots of music and traditions from not only the heritage of the folks who settled the mountainous regions of the US but also of the rich Jewish culture they live in. It’s not a gimmick or ...

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Dropin’ Some Happiness

One of the things I love about this genre’ we call Americana, is that there is so much darn good music that just doesn’t fit anywhere else. And while our little corner of the music universe is ever expanding, it’s still at its core, roots music. Whether an Americana artist is 20 or 50, nearly all will relate their path ...

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One For The Girls

The ladies have found their groove in Americana music, that’s for sure. One great example is the Loose String Band from Galax, VA. The five women range in age from 15 to 23. They’ve been together for nine years, bringing their unique sounds and harmonies at bluegrass conventions, special events, ceremonies, and festivals. These ladies are well known in the ...

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Performing Across The Pond

So you want to perform overseas? Let’s talk about Europe. It has its own challenges and definitely has rewards. Being the wayward troubadour that I am (also the name of my new album) brings about it’s own pains and pleasures. As 2017 came to a close, I spent 10 weeks on the road with five days at home. The last ...

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Folk Alliance Turns 30

A few years before Americana Rhythm Music magazine came into being, the now publisher called me and asked if I wanted to accompany him to San Diego, CA. for a music conference. He hoped that I could help him and the publisher of Singer magazine staff a trade booth to free them up to do some networking at the conference. ...

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Yes, We Hear You Now

Every since Uncle Dave and Aunt Betty left their front porch and took their Guitar and Fiddle up on the stage at the local high school auditorium, there has been a need to electrically amplify the performer’s picking and singing. Almost any audio amplifier will work as a public address system and drive a garden variety loud speaker with enough ...

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Multi-Instrumentalist Releases 6th Project

Tom Eure, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC, attended Appalachian State University and resides near Charlotte, NC. His 6th solo project, The Coin, The Prayer & The Crow, features Eure on vocals, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. North Carolina is a state replete with musical history, and Tom finds inspiration in his home state. As a studio musician, Eure ...

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Back Porch To Stage Front

The husband and wife songwriting team of Rachel and Stephen Mosley had a somewhat accidental start to their career after winning an open mic competition at Zac Brown’s Southern Grounds restaurant in Senoia, Georgia. The grand prize: studio time. Not wanting to squander the opportunity, they got to work carefully writing a few more songs before they recorded their first ...

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