The annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is officially over. Time for the folks in Bristol to begin next year's event, and time for all the musicians who played on the various stages over the three day festival to settle in to another week of gigs. This festival, which began in 2001, attracted over 45,000 people from across the world in 2011, and most likely exceeded that amount of street walking music hounds this year.
As much as anything else, this…Continue
Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
Long removed from the promise of the truly stirring Long Black Train, Josh Turner's new album, Punching Bag, proves that Music Row, Nashville has elevated cliche to art.
This album is about as involving as a slice of store brand cheese product.But you know, there's always some sort of low reached every time a slice of product is presented from God's point of view, such as this album's I Was There.…Continue
Posted on August 18, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments
Dana Gillian is a highly-motivated singer / songwriter from Johnson City, and she is tackling a huge part of our culture, racing on the high banks of Bristol.
Many aspects of this area cultivate plots and scenarios for songs; song writers have written about rolling hills andmoonshine stills, but not many have discussed racing.
Dana considers herself a musical anthropologist, studying and describing the culture she grew up in.
Dana has been writing for the last…Continue
Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:30am
He lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He was born in a different part of those mountains than where he resides today, but not all that far – as the eagle flies.
All you need to know, though, about Holcombe’s actual status is this: Darrell Scott…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments