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WATCH: Melissa Carper, “Ramblin’ Soul”
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WATCH: Melissa Carper, “Ramblin’ Soul”

Artist: Melissa Carper Hometown: Bastrop, Texas (outside of Austin) Song: “Ramblin’ Soul” Album: Ramblin’ Soul Release Date: November 18, 2022 Label: Thirty Tigers In Their Words: “I wrote ‘Ramblin’ Soul&#...
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BGS 5+5: David Beck

Artist: David Beck Hometown: San Marcos, Texas Latest Album: Bloom & Fade Personal Nicknames: John Stamos called me a “Long Tall Texan” once at a show. What other art forms — literature, film, dance, painting, etc. — inform your music? I recently traveled to Virginia Beach to visi...
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LISTEN: Jake Leg, “Jackie”

Artist: Jake Leg Hometown: Lyons, Colorado Song: “Jackie” Release Date: September 26, 2022 In Their Words: “‘Jackie’ is one of those songs that seemed to kind of come out of nowhere and fell out onto the page pretty quickly, which is an incredibly rare thing for me a...
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LISTEN: Seth Avett, “Good Morning Coffee” (Greg Brown Cover)

Artist: Seth Avett Hometown: Concord, North Carolina Song: “Good Morning Coffee” Album: Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown Release Date: November 4, 2022 Label: Ramseur Records In Their Words: “When I heard Greg Brown’s music, it opened the door to a world of songwriting inspiration. A...
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WATCH: S.G. Goodman, “Keeper of the Time” (Live at Stormlight Pictures)

Artist: S.G. Goodman Hometown: Hickman, Kentucky Song: “Keeper of the Time” Album: Teeth Marks Release Date: June 3, 2022 Label: Verve Forecast In Their Words: “The keeper of the time is our body. This song is really important to me. It’s about how storing trauma in your body is...
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A Bluegrass Family Reunion at AmericanaFest: Photo Recap

Ahh it was good to be back at AmericanaFest this year. While last year’s conference felt a bit lighter than normal years, with the pandemic bringing a tentative air, 2022 felt like a bit of a family reunion as we came back in full swing, especially as BGS gathered through the week with so m...
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WATCH: Bre Kennedy, “Before I Have A Daughter”

Artist: Bre Kennedy Hometown: Nashville Song: “Before I Have a Daughter” Release Date: September 23, 2022 Label: Nettwerk In Their Words: “‘Before I Have A Daughter’ is a really special song to me. It’s the next single off my upcoming EP that I’m releasin...
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Peter Rowan Shares a Timeless Lesson He Learned From Bill Monroe (Part 2 of 2)

Born on July 4, 1942, it seems rather poignant that this musical ambassador of freedom and exploration came into this world on Independence Day. First emerging onto the national scene in the early 1960s as a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, Rowan was a young buck — a “green horn,” as he’d ...
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WATCH: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, “The Last Dance”

Artist: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Song: “The Last Dance” Album: The Alien Coast Release Date: September 22, 2022 Label: ATO In Their Words: “The Last Dance is an apocalyptic dance track woven with timely wisdom. The juxtaposition of dancing al...
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LISTEN: Jeremy Squires, “Juniper”

Artist: Jeremy Squires Hometown: New Bern, North Carolina Song: “Juniper” Album: Hymnal Release Date: October 14, 2022 Label: Blackbird Record Label In Their Words: “This song is about life playing out in front of my eyes. Watching my childhood, my ex-wife’s childhood and my kid...
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At 80, Peter Rowan Is Still Broadening the Scope of Bluegrass (Part 1 of 2)

Slowly stepping off a small stage underneath a large tent at the Suwannee Spring Reunion, Peter Rowan wipes the sweat from his face with a fresh towel and releases a big sigh — another whirlwind solo set in the books, another audience clapping wildly for the mesmerizing, singular presence that is...
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LISTEN: Bluegrass at the Crossroads, “Cricket” (Feat. Gina Furtado)

Artist: Bluegrass at the Crossroads Song: “Cricket” (written by Jon Weisberger and Justin Hiltner) Album: Bluegrass at the Crossroads Release Date: September 23, 2022 Label: Mountain Home Music Company and Organic Records In Their Words: “Justin Hiltner brought this song’s idea ...
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LISTEN: Daniel Tashian, “One Tear Fell”

Artist: Daniel Tashian Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Song: “One Tear Fell” Album: Night After Night Release Date: September 23, 2022 Label: Big Yellow Dog Music In Their Words: “‘One Tear Fell’ is a song Paul Kennerley had started and I helped finish. I think he said he w...