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The Sounds Of Sugarcane Jane

Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee make up the duo Sugarcane Jane. Hailing from the Gulf Coast of Alabama, these two have decades of musical experience between them. Anthony’s career began at the age of 18 when he went to work for Opryland, then on to the Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff. He eventually went on tour with artists like ...

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Country Heart

Charlotte, North Carolina’s Jennifer Lauren – lead singer of the band, Diamonds and Whiskey says she’s been a Carolina girl her whole life; “born and raised here,” she said. “I’ve traveled all over, but this is home. I don’t think I’ll ever leave.” Diamonds and Whiskey says they are a “combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and ...

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James Reams

James Reams family heritage is rooted in southeastern Kentucky where he comes from a long line of traditional singers. He grew up playing both old-time and bluegrass music, and spent much time as a young adult playing all over the eastern seaboard. When James’ mother fell ill, he moved west to care for her. Subsequently, he made new musician friends and ...

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Gold Mines, Cowboys, and Miners

Crown King, AZ was home to a young Silas Hite. It was a tiny mountain town where he spent his days exploring gold mines and hanging out with old cowboys and miners. Sounds like treasure for a future song writing career; and it was. He’s now an Emmy-winning composer, having co-scoring credits for blockbuster and independent films such as Nick & ...

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Lauren Calve Releases Wildfire

Lauren Calve started singing and playing guitar when she was 15 years old. Her love and fondness of Americana grew out of family gatherings around the dinner table where they’d tell and repeat old stories while drinking scotch. “It’s because of this family tradition that I’m innately drawn to stories,” she exclaimed.  “My uncle calls me the archivist of the ...

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The Good Ones Can Sing ‘Em Too

Daryl Mosley may be from a small town in Tennessee, but this Waverly native is no small time artist. Throughout the 90s, he toured as the lead vocalist for the bluegrass group, New Tradition before joining the Osborne Brothers in 2001. In 2010 he helped form the quickly celebrated grass act, The Farm Hands. Now, in 2020 Daryl takes the ...

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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 Bobby Powell and Tim Jones, together with the help from their friend Woddy Platt (Steep Canyon Rangers) went in to the studio to record their first record, Nothing So Blue. “I went by Woody’s house to pitch him some songs,” Bobby remembers. “He ...

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Brooklyn Folk Fest

[The 2020 festival is rescheduled for November 6th – 8th.] For Eli Smith, growing up in downtown Manhattan and Greenwich Village, the allure of Folk Music’s distant past was enough to inspire him to create The Brooklyn Folk Festival 12 years ago. “Of course many know in the 50s and 60s this area was big for folk music, but when ...

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Fireside Collective

As long as there are groups pressing the boundaries of bluegrass music, the genre will continue to evolve. Groups like Fireside Collective bring their own interpretation to the mix with their unique blend, which is part bluegrass, part roots rock, and a good dose of funk-influenced danceable rhythms. This Ashville, North Carolina ensemble doesn’t mind blurring the lines while still ...

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New Show On The Road

When a group of musicians get together and says to each other; let form a band, typically, there is lot that goes into making that decision into a reality. As well as months of rehearsals to hone in on the chemistry of the band mates, cohesiveness of their repertoire, and the general business of being a band all take time. ...

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