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Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 2d ago

GINA CLOWES, “True Colors,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks

Gina Clowes picked up a banjo for the first time when she was 11. A year later, she was taking lessons from acclaimed bluegrass banjo player Murphy Henry. By her late teens, Clowes was playi...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 1W ago

STEVE GULLEY & NEW PINNACLE, “Time Won’t Wait,” Rural Rhythm. 12 tracks

Steve Gulley, a second-generation bluegrass musician, has been around the block a time or two. He spent two years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, moved on to Mountain Heart, then Grasstowne...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 2W ago

FELLER & HILL, “Brothers And Heros,” Rural Rhythm. 13 tracks

If you like classic country music and bluegrass, you need to discover Tom Feller and Chris Hill. Their sound is blend of both. Tom Feller is a nephew of Aubrey, Jerry, and Tom Holt, the back...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 3W ago

FLATT LONESOME, “Silence In These Walls,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks

Flatt Lonesome has only been together as a band for six years and recording for four. But they’re already a rising force in bluegrass music. Last year, the band took home honors from the Int...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 1M ago

DONNA ULISSE, “Breakin’ Easy,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks

Back in the 1980s, Donna Ulisse, a Hampton, Virginia., native headed for Music City, found work as a demo singer and was signed by Atlantic Nashville. In 1991, the label released her first C...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 1M ago

DALE ANN BRADLEY, “Dale Ann Bradley,” Pinecastle. 12 tracks

There is no better singer in bluegrass today — male or female — than Dale Ann Bradley. The eastern Kentucky native has already won five best female singer trophies from the International Blu...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 2M ago

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, “Life Is A Story,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks

Doyle Lawson has been a professional bluegrass musician for 54 years, since he joined Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys in February 1963. He’s fronted his own band, Quicksilver, for 38 year...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 2M ago

THE GRASCALS, “Before Breakfast,” Mountain Home. 12 tracks

  Twelve years after The Grascals released their first (self-titled) album, the band is still turning out fantastic music. The latest album, “Before Breakfast,” hits record bins on Sept. 1. ...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 2M ago

BILLY DROZE, “To Whom It May Concern,” Rural Rhythm. 12 tracks

  In 1962, Bob Droze, a country, gospel and bluegrass artist, released an album on the Rural Rhythm label. Now, 55 years later, his son Billy has done the same. Billy Droze, a songwriter who...
Messenger-Inquirer Bluegrass Notes · 3M ago

KIM ROBINS, “Raining in Baltimore,” Pinecastle. 12 tracks

If you haven’t discovered Kim Robins yet, this is your chance. “Raining in Baltimore” is the follow-up to her recent “40 Years Late” album That title refers to the musical career she put on ...