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Americana Music Profiles

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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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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Eduardo’s Sunrise

Although Born in Lima, Peru, Eduardo, who goes by the stage name, Brown Kid, has spent most of his life in the US. He currently resides in Alabama with his wife and children. He has performed his brand of music throughout the Southeast, playing, recording and collaborating with many different artists and experimenting with many different styles of music. His ...

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Big Horn Mountain Blues

Jalan Crossland makes his home in Wyoming. Michael Segell of the New York Times once commented that Jalan’s song, “Big Horn Mountain Blues” was so popular that it was practically the official state song. That’s a pretty juicy compliment for any artist. We caught up with Jalan as he was spending a few months off the touring trail by camping ...

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Hollywood Style Americana

Kelly Macleod, Laura Hall and Rick Hall, might not be household names, but I bet you know some of their work. Kelly (vocals, guitar) was discovered by Eddie Van Halen and spent some time opening for his band for a season with her band, Private Life. If you ever watched Whose Line Is It Anyway, you’ve seen or heard Laura ...

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Are You Ready …

Les Bohem says he was part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the early 1980s.  We asked Les what exactly he meant by that. “Los Angeles always had trouble maintaining a live music scene – my theory is, you couldn’t be drunk and get home easily. In New York you put your hand up in the air,” he ...

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It Don’t Get Any Better

Norm Burnet is no stranger to the music business. Although It Don’t Get Better Than This! is his first studio project in a while, he’s been making professionally since the “pre Garth and Shania heyday.” The Ottawa, Canada based musician has been playing for over 30 years, notching several regional hit songs along the way. “I got the bug when ...

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Brad Hudson

Brad Hudson began singing and playing music when he was just three years old. The Raleigh, North Carolina native began like many kids, singing and playing music in church, in his case, the little community of Potters Hill, North Carolina. “I always remember being intrigued by the guitar,” he told me. His mom and dad gave him his first guitar ...

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