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A Home You Long For

Zurich-based singer-songwriter Timothy Jaromir is excited to share his latest album, Hiraeth. Jaromir says the album’s name is a Welsh word that describes an emotional, bittersweet state of being. He says he hopes the album itself will evoke this feeling in the listener as well. “It’s a place that doesn’t exist literally; It’s a home that you long for, but ...

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Hope For Shuttered Venues

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. This program may provide relief for many in the bluegrass music industry including ...

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World premiere video: Ten Penny Gypsy’s “Making Headway”

Check out the world premiere video of the latest single, “Making Headway,” from five-time CMA Award nominees, Ten Penny Gypsy right here! Watch video here! It’s from their latest album, Fugitive Heart. The iTunes Chart-Toppers from Little Rock, AR have enjoyed more than 50K Spotify streams following the success of their single and video for, “Your True You.” Shot in December ...

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Australian Singer Vanessa Delaine

New Zealand born Vanessa Delaine is an Australian musician who’s music ranges between Country, Blues, and Roots effortlessly, entertaining audiences with her beautiful voice and clever songs. Her dad was a professional singer, so she grew up with music always around her. And although her dad retired shortly after she was born, she said; “That didn’t stop him from singing ...

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Alabama Duet’s Rockin’ Americana

In the last issue we profiled a pair of artists who made up the duet group billed as Sugarcane Jane. Digging around a bit and watching several You Tube® videos on the internet, revealed a musical pair that has an oldies sounding southern rock vibe that captured my ears. Their music is a combination of simple and direct lyrical expression ...

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Kenny Curcio

Philadelphia, PA singer songwriter Kenny Curcio’s life changed forever when his dad gave him a guitar for a Christmas present. “When I was 12 years old my father bought me a guitar,” Kenny said. “He was sick at the time, and a few months after that Christmas he unfortunately passed away. The guitar was the last gift I received from ...

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Guitar Player of the Year, Jake Workman

Growing up Out West in Utah, Jake Workman never expected, much less aimed to be, an internationally recognized musician. Yet today he’s held the coveted lead guitar position with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder for half a decade and recently snagged the International Bluegrass Music Assocation’s 2020 Guitar Player of the Year award, a rarity for a first-time nominee in ...

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The New Upside Down

This was supposed to be my best musical year; my biggest tour schedule, the most packed songwriting workshops, the year I padded my songwriting partnerships with new co-writers. Well, I am living proof that the best laid plans can be overturned by the will of the world. Since March of 2020, I have watched with horror as all of my ...

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Singing In The Gospel Choir

Did you ever ponder the origin of things and wonder why some things, although quite similar, have small differences. No? That probably is a good thing because I have this worrisome habit, and it troubles me sleepless sometimes. Let me tell you about my latest quixotic quest and the particular windmill involved. As a child of the 40s and 50s, ...

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Staying Visible Stay Connected

I have been scratching my head over what to write about in this On The Road article while not being ‘on the road.’ It is indeed a strange time for touring musicians. Like most of us road-dog touring artists, the dates and tours are cancelled. Even at that, no one is sure how 2021 will play out. So the question ...

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