The Brewgrass Chronicle

Latest album from Songs From the Road Band offers a fine musical ride

When Charles Humphrey II left Steep Canyon Rangers and took up with his buddies in Songs From the Road Band, some folks speculated he had grown weary of SCR’s heavy touring schedule. Suffice to say nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, Humphrey went from the frying pan into the fire when it comes to touring. After starting as a side project with a rotating cast of whatever Asheville musicians were in town[…]

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MerleFest 2020 falls victim to Covid-19

MerleFest 2020 Cancelled in Response to Directives from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through the end of April Wilkesboro, NC – In response to directives from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and growing concerns out the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through[…]

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Greensky Bluegrass Announces Summer Tour 2020

Very Special Guests The Wood Brothers Share the Bill; Tour Winds Through Midwest & East Coast Includes New Venues, Outdoor Amphitheaters Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. Greensky Bluegrass today announces a string of summer tour dates joined by very special guests The Wood Brothers kicking off the music each night. The two groups share a comradery[…]

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BLUEGRASS NOW! To Premiere Nationally On PBS Through March 2020

Debuts on February 29, check local listings for air date specific to each market Hosted by Rhonda Vincent and Jim Lauderdale, the all-star lineup features Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Dan Tyminski, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Larry Sparks, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle in a grand celebration of bluegrass music Owensboro, KY – Ever since Bill Monroe stormed out of Kentucky 75 years ago with a hot new take on traditional tunes, bluegrass music’s[…]

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Chris Luquette Does Some Cookin’ On His Own With Solo Debut

We first met Chris Luquette at a house show in Virginia’s horse country. We immediately became a fan. We were blown away by this picker’s chops. The kid can play guitar with the best of them. Our DelFest wish list is for a Billy Strings-Luquette pairing. Doesn’t matter who sits in with whose band. Just be sure it is somewhere with nothing flammable nearby. Anyhow, after that show, we sat and talked a bit over[…]

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Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Greensky Bluegrass to headline Northwest String Summit

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. For Immediate Release— Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more to perform at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, July 16-19, 2020 January 8th, 2020 – North Plains, OR – For eighteen years and counting, Northwest String Summit has brought fans of contemporary bluegrass, indie, funk, jam[…]

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Jakobs Ferry Stragglers Come to Abbey Bar With a New Album In the Pipeline

The last time Jakobs Ferry Stragglers put out an album, Gary Antol decided to try a presale as a way to help finance the project. The first order of CDs was sold out before the album was even released. So when Antol and his bandmates decided to do a live recording in front of an intimate crowd of 30-40 people in Pittsburgh’s Church Recording Studio, he decided once again to offer fans a chance to[…]

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A Conversation With Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band rolled into the Capital Theater in York, Pa., Sunday night for the final stop of a busy fall tour. We sat down with bass player, and founding member, Ben Kaufmann prior to the show for a quick chat about life on the road and dealing with the passage of Jeff Austin amidst the band’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Elevation.” Ben also filled us in on new[…]

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DelFest Announces Initial Lineup for 2020

November 21, 2019 – Cumberland, MD – DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family now in its 13th year, in partnership with High Sierra Music, announced an initial star-studded lineup today. Held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in beautiful Cumberland, MD, Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. DelFest originated from the[…]

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Frank Solivan Is Coming In From the Cold For Three-Day Weekend Run

It’s the middle of hunting season almost anywhere you go. And if there is one thing Frank Solivan likes as much as playing music, it is spending time in the outdoors. In the summer his social media feeds are full of pictures of his fishing adventures. In recent weeks he’s posted photos of hunting trips while visiting old friends in Alaska, where he lied for 10 years. So you might wonder how anybody talked him[…]

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