The Bluegrass Situation

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  • Ben Lubeck, 'Love Cuts Glass'

    Song of the Week

    For many songwriters, it can take years for a song to find its home. Sometimes you write something so far out of left field that the only thing to do is let it sit and wait for the right moment and the right project to have a chance to truly shine. Such was the case...

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  • Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'

    Song of the Week

    It's almost Valentine's Day, so the more starry-eyed of us BGS staffers are listening to way more love songs than usual. It's perfect timing, then, to premiere "Sea of Love," a new song from Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews. The pair wrote the song...

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  • Silver City Bound, 'Take My Picture'

    Song of the Week

    The life of a musician isn't an easy one, with long strings of late nights and cheap food wearing on you after a while. New York City quartet Silver City Bound is all too familiar with that specific brand of exhaustion, channeling the feeling into the title track from...

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  • Nick Zubeck, 'Shoot Straight'

    Song of the Week

    Nick Zubeck has seen a lot. As a musician, he's performed with Polmo Polpo, Great Lake Swimmers, Barzin, and Sun Kil Moon, while also maintaining his own solo career. In his personal life, he's dealt with the loss of both parents and a brother, and raised...

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  • Rookin, 'Where You Are'

    Song of the Week

    Inspiration comes from strange sources. Take New York via Massachusetts and Kentucky band Rookin, for example, who wrote the yearning folk tune "Where You Are" not based on a long-lost love, but on a terrifying, (hopefully) fictional Louisiana...

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