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Allan Sizemore commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'The 2012 Rhythm and Roots Reunion: A salute to the working artists'
"Loved it! Thanks for including The Wild Rumpus, can't wait for next year!"
Sep 25, 2012
Mark Hodges commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'The 2012 Rhythm and Roots Reunion: A salute to the working artists'
"Great festival. The people behind the scenes are to be congratulated on a job well done. Everything ran smooth as silk, the talent had a great variety and every venue except the Chinese Food place was very hospitable. Scoring 99 out of a possible…"
Sep 21, 2012
A blog post by Mike Clark was featured

The 2012 Rhythm and Roots Reunion: A salute to the working artists

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 festival is an ongoing salute to the…See More
Sep 21, 2012
Mike Clark posted a blog post

The 2012 Rhythm and Roots Reunion: A salute to the working artists

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 festival is an ongoing salute to the…See More
Sep 19, 2012
Jim Moulton commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)'
"These 2 videos are awesome, I love the first song, is it from Long Black Train? He has a great voice. Yeh, He has made a bunch of bad CDs, Derek, I'm with you, I'll root for him ,instead of Jason Aldean any day.  What a voice on…"
Aug 22, 2012
Derek commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)'
"Josh Turner has real talent.  The voice is unique and as country as it gets.   Long Black Train is a great song even if it is mainstream.  He has a few other good tunes.   But boy when he misses, he misses badly.  His last…"
Aug 21, 2012
Kyla Fairchild commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)'
"I wasn't familiar with Josh and just assuming that you were writing something good about the record I went to You Tube and checked out a few videos and was thinking yuck, this it the type of mainstream country crap that ND rails against! …"
Aug 21, 2012
A blog post by Mike Clark was featured

Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)

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. Yeah, they went there.The title cut is somewhat amusing, and Time Is Love is a mid-tempo song with…See More
Aug 21, 2012
Mike Clark posted a blog post

Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)

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. Yeah, they went there.The title cut is somewhat amusing, and Time Is Love is a mid-tempo song with…See More
Aug 18, 2012
Miss Holly commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Not Zippity-doo-dah – Malcolm Holcombe on his new set, ‘Down the River’'
"What a great interview - classic Malcolm!!!  We've been fortunate enough to see him numerous times and share lots of conversations.  Quirky, yes, and one of our all-time favorite people - Malcom is The Real Deal.  His recordings…"
Aug 8, 2012
Mike Clark posted a blog post

Dana Gillian prepares to tackle the high banks of BMS – in song.

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 10 years and performing her music in…See More
Aug 7, 2012
Mike Clark commented on Julie Wenger Watson's blog post 'An Interview with Chris Robinson: CRB at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom 8.11.12'
"Great interview, been very curious about CRB ... makes me want to hear the CD"
Aug 7, 2012
Mike Clark commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Not Zippity-doo-dah – Malcolm Holcombe on his new set, ‘Down the River’'
"Thank you Julie, Alan, Cary & TwangNation very much for the kind words!"
Aug 7, 2012
TwangNation.com commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Not Zippity-doo-dah – Malcolm Holcombe on his new set, ‘Down the River’'
"I interviewed Holcolmbe a few years back while in Nashville to attend the Americana Conference. He's the real deal and approaches music with a reverence and humility rarely seen."
Aug 7, 2012
Cary Allen Fields commented on Mike Clark's blog post 'Not Zippity-doo-dah – Malcolm Holcombe on his new set, ‘Down the River’'
"We'll have a rain-themed program going this week (on our minds here in the drought-stricken Midwest) and of course we had to include Malcolm's "To Drink The Rain." Of course we're looking forward to sharing "Down The…"
Aug 7, 2012
Mike Clark commented on Harrisonaphotos's blog post 'Malcolm Holcombe - Down The River'
"Great job! I think you're right, its the best of his career to date!"
Aug 6, 2012

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The 2012 Rhythm and Roots Reunion: A salute to the working artists

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…

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Review: Punching Bag, by Josh Turner. (MCA Nashville)

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.…

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Dana Gillian prepares to tackle the high banks of BMS – in song.

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

Not Zippity-doo-dah – Malcolm Holcombe on his new set, ‘Down the River’

Malcolm Holcombe may not be a household name. I suspect he doesn’t care if he is or he isn’t.

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…

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Posted on August 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

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