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  • Blue In Carolina

    This summer marks 13 years since the band Carolina Blue first got its start. That’s when friends Bob...

  • Appalachian Recovery

    Often we here at Americana Rhythm wax poetic about the romantic mystery of the Appalachian Mountain ...

  • Goldtone Instruments

    One of the things I love about being a traveling musician is the people I get to meet and where I ge...

  • Conversation With Irene Kelley

    The soul of a songwriter shines in the body of their work. I teach songwriters all the time and even...

  • Dressed For Success

    Country music fans of the 1950s can easily call up a mental picture of their favorite performers and...

  • Camille Rae Shadows Dance Tonight

    In 2015 Camille Rae released her debut album, I Need Me, with her single, “Shadows Dance Tonight,” c...

  • The Boxcar Junkies

    Although Brandon Allen, songwriter and lead vocalist for the Boxcar Junkies, hails from Indiana, his...

  • Brooklyn Folk Fest

    [The 2020 festival is rescheduled for November 6th – 8th.] For Eli Smith, growing up in downto...

  • Fireside Collective

    As long as there are groups pressing the boundaries of bluegrass music, the genre will continue to e...

  • Grand Ole Opry At 19

    Growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Darren Nicholson grew up with music as a stap...

  • 38 Years Of Bluegrass Excellence

    The Lonesome River Band is one of the bluegrass industry’s long standing pillars. Formed in early 19...

  • MerleFest All Set For 2020

    Originally founded in 1988, Merlefest was created to honor the memory of the son of the late Doc Wat...

  • Bluegrass Musician All Suited Up

    Kody Norris grew up during the 90s in the mountains of East Tennessee. And while he did not grow up ...

  • Gents Swing Americana

    By blending elements of Americana and Western Swing with the unique and broad flavors of a newer gen...

  • Return To Roots

    Raised in rural Montgomery County, Virginia, Steve Thomas’s early years as a young boy were mostly i...

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