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Raveis Kole

Laurie Raveis, Dennis Kole are an Americana / Indie Folk duo based in Bellingham, Washington. Their synergy as a singer/songwriter couple has allowed them to craft a unique sound blending what they call “Southern California freedom,” with a sprinkling of “Middle Eastern mystery, European panache, and a gypsy’s adventurous spirit.” Laurie and Dennis actually met in a jam class at ...

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Ten Penny Gypsy

Little Rock, Arkansas’ Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley both had solo music careers prior to discovering each other 10 years ago at a songwriting festival. That musical connection led them to collaborative efforts in songwriting, and eventually forming the duo, Ten Penny Gypsy, in 2017. Justin told me, “We were working on songs for what we wanted to be ...

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To Live In Two Worlds

Growing up in the Black Forest of Germany, Thomm Jutz didn’t have many opportunities to be exposed to American music. When he was 10 years old however, he stumbled across a country music show on the American Forces Network. Not long after, he found a TV show called “Country Time With Freddy Quinn.” It featured a guest artist from Nashville. ...

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31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Winners

Sister Sadie took two of the highest honors at Thursday’s (10/1/20) 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. The “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Vocal Group of the Year,” awards were bestowed on the band comprising of Tina Adair, Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson. This year’s event was streamed live and hosted by Sierra Hull, Joe Newberry, Tim O’Brien and Rhonda ...

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Color Outside The Lines

Jim Stanard grew up hanging out at legendary music spots like Main Point Coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where he saw great young musicians like Tom Rush, Doc Watson, and Bruce Springsteen. He saw Bob Dylan in Philadelphia in 1966, and attended Woodstock in 1969. It was an incredible era of music, and Jim fell in love with it. It inspired him play ...

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From Pipes To Strings

Glasgow, Scotland is home for singer/songwriter Michael McMillan. Michael has toured the world for nearly 30 years with his music, and earned numerous accolades along the way including album of the year nomination for his album, Cross Country, by UK Country Music Radio. Stuart Cameron (Hotdisc Radio and TV) called his record, Missing Person, “Quite simply, this is one of the ...

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The Machinist

Military veteran, KC Beck was born in Denver, Colorado, and currently resides just outside of Austin Texas where he has based his music career since 2005. KC fondly recalls a moment when he was seven or eight years old, being on stage, at a biker toy run. He credits that moment with inspiring him to want to return again as ...

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Road Trip Americana

When Lucie Tiger was a kid growing up in Sydney Australia, her family would take little road trips through the Australian countryside. “What we used to do to pass the time was play a lot of music while we traveled,” Lucy recalled. “We listened to a lot of 70s stuff like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt; you ...

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The Most Beautiful Queen

Emanuel Dron is from France, and runs a successful whiskey bar in Singapore. It’s a hobby turned profession, and he rather enjoys it. But he says his first love has always been music. It’s those classic rock sounds of groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that gets him excited. “My first love is actually the early artists of ...

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Stripped Down Americana

British-American national, Alternative Country singer, Gram Phillips, who mostly performs as Tupelo Lime, loves to sing what he calls “stripped down Americana.” Gram got his musical exposure hanging out in the San Francisco punk music scene in the 70s and 80s, listening to groups like Flipper, MDC, and Negative Trend. But it was two years in the Trinity mountain region ...

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