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LISTEN: Pony Bradshaw, “Go Down, Appalachia”
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LISTEN: Pony Bradshaw, “Go Down, Appalachia”

Artist: Pony Bradshaw Hometown: Chatsworth, Georgia Song: “Go Down, Appalachia” Album: North Georgia Rounder Release Date: January 27, 2023 Label: Soundly Music In Their Words: “This is one of the oldest songs on the record. The ...
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Acoustic Guitarist (And Instagram Star) Jake Eddy Is Still Mesmerized by Music

Jake Eddy is among a new generation of bluegrass musicians who are making a name for themselves on social media. Jake’s videos on Instagram and other platforms garner thousands of likes and even more views thanks to his technical skill, wit, and charisma. But Jake is not a mere internet sensation...
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WATCH: Nickel Creek, “Strangers”

Artist: Nickel Creek Song: “Strangers” Album: Celebrants Release Date: March 24, 2023 Label: Thirty Tigers Editor’s Note: Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, Celebrants was produced by longtime collaborator Eric Valentine and features Mike Elizondo on bass. It’s the band...
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WATCH: Drayton Farley, “Norfolk Blues”

Artist: Drayton Farley Hometown: Woodstock, Alabama Song: “Norfolk Blues” Album: Twenty on High (produced by Sadler Vaden) Release Date: March 3, 2023 Label: Hargrove Records/Thirty Tigers In Their Words: “My new album, Twenty on High, will serve as my breakout record and I believe th...
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LISTEN: The Bombadils, “Records and Rent”

Artist: The Bombadils Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Song: “Records and Rent” Album: Dear Friend Release Date: January 13, 2023 In Their Words: “On some level, this song is about wanting the simple, basic things in life — a roof over your head and the chance to be free and...
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BGS 5+5: Jaimee Harris

Artist: Jaimee Harris Hometown: Hewitt, Texas Latest Album: Boomerang Town (out February 17, 2023) Which artist has influenced you the most … and how? Emmylou Harris. I got my first guitar on Christmas Day. That holiday season, every moment I wasn’t at school or at church I was sitting by t...
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LISTEN: LULLANAS feat. Luke Sital-Singh, “Cheap Silver Lining”

Artist: LULLANAS feat. Luke Sital-Singh Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Song: “Cheap Silver Lining” Release Date: January 20, 2023 Label: Nettwerk In Their Words: “One of the many thoughts that loop in the anxious mind is doubt. ‘Am I overanalyzing this?’ or ‘Are we hanging...
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LISTEN: The Mother Hips, “Leaving the Valley”

Artist: The Mother Hips Hometown: Marin County, California Song: “Leaving the Valley” Album: When We Disappear Release Date: January 27, 2023 Label: Blue Rose Music In Their Words: “In one of our last writing sessions before we started the recording process, I had brought a demo...
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MIXTAPE: Mile Twelve’s Favorite Short Story Songs

Songs can be truly short short stories. There is so little time, so little space to convey a complete narrative. That challenge has always thrilled us when crafting our music. When we were asked to create a themed playlist for The Bluegrass Situation, I thought through our own songs that formed t...
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LISTEN: Mary Elizabeth Remington, “Dresser Hill”

Artist: Mary Elizabeth Remington Hometown: Moose Brook, Hardwick, Massachusetts Song: “Dresser Hill” Album: In Embudo Release Date: February 10, 2023 Label: Loose Music Editor’s Note: Mary Elizabeth Remington recorded her new album in a small house in Embudo, New Mexico, with he...
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LISTEN: Fruit Bats, “Rushin’ River Valley”

Artist: Fruit Bats Hometown: Chicago; Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles Album: A River Running to Your Heart Release Date: April 14, 2023 Label: Merge Records In Their Words: “When I first met my wife, she kept referring to a ‘Rushin’ River Valley’ that was near where she grew up in West Sonoma...
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Writing for ‘The Woman King,’ Jessy Wilson Earns Her First Grammy Nod

Such words as eclectic, diverse or versatile are hardly adequate to describe the scope and mastery of singer-songwriter Jessy Wilson’s talents. Her career background ranges from singing in Off-Broadway productions and being a backup vocalist for John Legend and Alicia Keys, to receiving her...
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BGS 5+5: Jill Barber

Artist: Jill Barber Hometown: Vancouver, BC Latest Album: Homemaker (February 10 via Outside Music) Personal Nicknames: Jilly, Shecky, Barbs Which artist has influenced you the most … and how? My older brother Matthew Barber was my first musical influence. When we were teenagers he inspired...