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The Goodfellers

North Carolinian Teddy Barneycastle was surrounded by music his entire life. At the age of five he was part of The Barneycastle Trio, a gospel group composed of his mother, aunt, and oldest sister. “More than one time,” Teddy remembers, “as the five-year-old with the old tape recorder with the red button…I fell asleep on the front pew of a ...

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Runs In The Family

Though she’s just in her early 20s, and still attending college, Music City native Jaelee Roberts is already familiar with—and to—the music industry. Born to veteran music professionals, she grew up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry amid rehearsals, business meetings, recording sessions, as well as countless festivals, concerts and church services. These experiences, along with her love of the ...

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Filled Up With The Stories

The heartache and grit that much bluegrass music encapsulates expresses Corrie Lynn Green’s growing up years perfectly. No wonder she was drawn to the genre early on. Stuck in severe poverty, her family moved around the Harrisonburg, Virginia area frequently when she was younger. Then she moved to a home in Elkton, Virginia, just under the shadow of the Shenandoah ...

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Marina Rocks

Marina Rocks is a native Austinite who never had any doubt that music would be her life. Her mom understood. “First she bought me a guitar that was too big for me,” Marina recalls, “and took me to a guitar teacher…he made a suggestion and she got me a 3/4-size…and away we went.” About her mother Marina adds, “…I have ...

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Making A Difference

Despite finding some fame and a wider audience after a stint on American Idol, it is same to say that Murphy, a singer-songwriter and talented folk-style guitarist, would be doing what he does, TV show or no TV show. What he does is connect with people deeply through his music. “I didn’t think I was going to be somebody that ...

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A Different Kind Of Country

To call Richie Kaye’s musical background “eclectic” is not to flippantly employ a cool word to portray a somewhat wide range of interests; it’s the only appropriate way to describe the influences on this “singing performer with a guitar.” He grew up listening to everything from opera, to the Rat Pack, and jazz of all kinds, including the jazz-rock fusion ...

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Re-branding For The Future

Originally known as Southbound, the five-piece Dayton, Ohio band now called Ludlow Creek made the change when the time had finally come to stake their claim to the territory of “original” rather than “cover” as the group’s prime descriptor. They even went so far as to reissue some of their material under the new name when they realized the need ...

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Sara Syms Re-Calibrating

For Sara Syms, the songs on her upcoming album, The Darkest Light, (due out in August 2022) are an echo of her past, as well as a bold step forward. Before becoming a solo artist and recording two Americana records (Way Back Home and Fade To Blue, the latter garnering a nomination for the International Music and Entertainment Awards’ Americana ...

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Telling Powerful Stories

After 25 years in Austin, Texas, working as a psychotherapist who played music on the side, eleven years ago John McDonough “took a break” from his therapy practice to recharge from burnout and allow his musical side to grow. That break has topped a decade, so John considers himself a retired psychotherapist and full-time musician. About a year ago, John ...

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Transcending the Suffering

Coming out of the original late seventies “punk” scene in Pittsburgh, PA, with his band No Shelter (known for the song “Brooks Robinson’s Camp”) at a certain point Robert Wagner realized his songwriting muse was looking for a more direct outlet to listeners’ ears, minds and hearts. The band was part of Western PA punk’s “first wave,” which Robert describes ...

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