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Prescription Bluegrass Media commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'A tale of two cities - Americana in Nashville and bluegrass in Raleigh'
"I like some of the points you make.  However I think you're taking a narrow view of the bluegrass problems when you say things like ..."locking out the innovators because they don't stick to a hardline tradition does nothing…"
Sep 30, 2013
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Bluegrass Community Called to Help!

Joe Vazquez, a reporter from CBS 5 TV in San Francisco alerted us to a story that needs your attention. This is real and it’s happening right now. One of our own needs help.Robert Earl Davis, of the Earl Brothers bluegrass band, and a Viet Nam Vet is about to be homeless. What can we in the music community do about one of our own who need help in a bad way?As Robert says in the interview, if he were strung out on drugs, he'd get assistance right away but after paying rent for 40 years and…See More
Dec 20, 2012
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Prescription Bluegrass’ Favorite CDs of 2012

It's the end of the year, the time when we start looking for the Top Ten in every category imaginable.  But when it came to the CD's we received and reviewed and featured on our broadcasts, ten just wasn't enough...so we made it a baker's dozen plus two more for good measure and we refused to put them in numeric order because it just can't be done with any kind of fairness.  Here's just a few of the comments from our writers:Frankly, this band just blew us away. The band has released previous…See More
Dec 19, 2012
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CD Review - Siamese Cousins "2 Chairs, No Waiting"

I have been very lucky since Brian McNeal asked me to start reviewing new bluegrass CD releases for Prescription Bluegrass. My intake of new music has increased drastically! And I’ve been at it long enough now that I’m starting to do follow up’s on previous reviews and artists, which only adds to the pleasure.Such was the case when I received a new disc from Mountain Roads Recordings called “2 Chairs, No Waiting” by SIAMESE COUSINS. Edwin Lacy, on vocals and claw hammer banjo, and Scott Freeman…See More
Nov 28, 2012
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CD Review - Siamese Cousins "2 Chairs, No Waiting"

I have been very lucky since Brian McNeal asked me to start reviewing new bluegrass CD releases for Prescription Bluegrass. My intake of new music has increased drastically! And I’ve been at it long enough now that I’m starting to do follow up’s on previous reviews and artists, which only adds to the pleasure.Such was the case when I received a new disc from Mountain Roads Recordings called “2 Chairs, No Waiting” by SIAMESE COUSINS. Edwin Lacy, on vocals and claw hammer banjo, and Scott Freeman…See More
Nov 25, 2012
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New Digital "TIP JAR" From TweelX

TweelX, a new innovative publishing company for songwriters, anchored by new country singer Ty Bates, songwriters Jim Reilley and Stephanie Quayle has just debuted their latest techno gadget for songwriters and performers.It was standing room only when friends and supporters of TweelX came together at Nashville's Douglas Corner November 8 to celebrate the company’s latest innovation from - a “Digital Tip Jar,” which uses…See More
Nov 20, 2012
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CD Review - The Grass Cats "The Mountain My Baby and Me"

Sometimes I just can’t help myself….. I’ll make sure the CD’s I want to review are all in a neat, orderly pile, and I try soooo hard to listen to them in the order they arrive at my doorstep. I’m a lucky man, there are lots of CD’s to choose from. Then my schedule gets all messed up, because sometimes, one shows up and I’ve already heard some of the artist’s previous music, and I just get nosey. So much for good intentions…….The first track that I listened to off  The Grass Cats newest CD, “The…See More
Nov 13, 2012
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CD Review - The Grass Cats "The Mountain My Baby and Me"

Sometimes I just can’t help myself….. I’ll make sure the CD’s I want to review are all in a neat, orderly pile, and I try soooo hard to listen to them in the order they arrive at my doorstep. I’m a lucky man, there are lots of CD’s to choose from. Then my schedule gets all messed up, because sometimes, one shows up and I’ve already heard some of the artist’s previous music, and I just get nosey. So much for good intentions…….The first track that I listened to off  The Grass Cats newest CD, “The…See More
Nov 8, 2012
Jim Moulton commented on Prescription Bluegrass Media's blog post 'CD Review - Ricky Skaggs "Music To My Ears"'
"You said it well, I'm a lover of bluegrass, and I have been fortunate to review some good stuff this year, but this blew me away, what an awesome production, It's like an orchestra at times, Mr. Skaggs is loved by many musicians, because…"
Nov 1, 2012
Ed Hayes commented on Prescription Bluegrass Media's blog post 'Prescription Bluegrass Reviews Josh Graves Book!'
"Thanks so much for the info above.  Cool book!  I just did a search and found that you can buy copies signed by the editor, Fred Bartenstein, at this address:  http://www.fredbartenstein.com/book.html  Just thought I'd pass…"
Oct 29, 2012
Will James commented on Prescription Bluegrass Media's blog post 'Prescription Bluegrass Reviews Josh Graves Book!'
"Thank you for this info. Josh Graves was right up there with Jimi Hendrix for me back in those days. I shook his hand once; I was at the Great Northern Bluegrass Festival in Mole Lake, Wisconsin (a gorgeous pastoral setting that is now a flashy…"
Oct 27, 2012
Brad Armstrong commented on Prescription Bluegrass Media's blog post 'Prescription Bluegrass Reviews Josh Graves Book!'
"My copy just arrived in the mail two days ago. Good read. Interesting story and life."
Oct 27, 2012
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Prescription Bluegrass Reviews Josh Graves Book!

JOSH GRAVES - “Bluegrass Bluesman, Josh Graves, A Memoir,”In my humble opinion, the 1960’s was the most pivotal decade in the post WWII era. Yes, that was fifty plus years ago, but, those times had a profound affect on the United States, on me and the way I’ve lived my life since. The ‘60’s still bring back memories that…See More
Oct 25, 2012
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Prescription Bluegrass Reviews Josh Graves Book!

JOSH GRAVES - “Bluegrass Bluesman, Josh Graves, A Memoir,”In my humble opinion, the 1960’s was the most pivotal decade in the post WWII era. Yes, that was fifty plus years ago, but, those times had a profound affect on the United States, on me and the way I’ve lived my life since. The ‘60’s still bring back memories that…See More
Oct 23, 2012
A blog post by Prescription Bluegrass Media was featured

CD Review - The Yankee Rebels "Flight Of The Phoenix"

If you love three part vocal harmony like I do, then you’re going to love the new CD “Flight Of The Phoenix” by The Yankee Rebels. Their harmony is super! If you love a five piece bluegrass band with traditional instrumentation, you’re going to love it, too.Their “pickin’” is as good as their singing! They’re good, and they should be….. they’ve been playing together since FOREVER! Open up the liner notes and you’ll find pictures of them when they started in the ‘60’s, more pictures from the…See More
Oct 12, 2012
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CD Review - The Yankee Rebels "Flight Of The Phoenix"

If you love three part vocal harmony like I do, then you’re going to love the new CD “Flight Of The Phoenix” by The Yankee Rebels. Their harmony is super! If you love a five piece bluegrass band with traditional instrumentation, you’re going to love it, too.Their “pickin’” is as good as their singing! They’re good, and they should be….. they’ve been playing together since FOREVER! Open up the liner notes and you’ll find pictures of them when they started in the ‘60’s, more pictures from the…See More
Oct 9, 2012

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Bluegrass Community Called to Help!

Joe Vazquez, a reporter from CBS 5 TV in San Francisco alerted us to a story that needs your attention. This is real and it’s happening right now. One of our own needs help.

Robert Earl Davis, of the Earl Brothers bluegrass band, and a Viet Nam Vet is about to be homeless. What can we in the music community do about one of our own who need help in a bad way?

As Robert says in the interview, if he were strung out on drugs, he'd get assistance right away but after paying rent for 40 years and trying to be a good guy he's going to loose his home

Watch the video report from Joe then if you have a way to help, leave us a comment in the section provided below this post. We’ll make sure to get the message relayed as quickly as possible.

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Posted on December 20, 2012 at 2:00pm

Prescription Bluegrass’ Favorite CDs of 2012

It's the end of the year, the time when we start looking for the Top Ten in every category imaginable.  

But when it came to the CD's we received and reviewed and featured on our broadcasts, ten just wasn't enough...so we made it a baker's dozen plus two more for good measure and we refused to put them in numeric order because it just can't be done with any kind of fairness.  

Here's just a few of the comments from our writers:

  • Frankly, this band just blew us away. The band has released previous material but this happened to be...
  • ...is THE most talented, innovative and fearless artist ever!
  • ....remarkable talent, drive, tenacity and most important – foresight. most talented, innovative and fearless artist ever!
  • They're not easily categorized in any genre but with the talent they possess...



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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 12:30pm

CD Review - Siamese Cousins "2 Chairs, No Waiting"

I have been very lucky since Brian McNeal asked me to start reviewing new bluegrass CD releases for Prescription Bluegrass. My intake of new music has increased drastically! And I’ve been at it long enough now that I’m starting to do follow up’s on previous reviews and artists, which only adds to the pleasure.

Such was the case when I received a new disc from Mountain Roads Recordings called “2 Chairs, No Waiting” by SIAMESE COUSINS. Edwin Lacy, on vocals and claw hammer banjo, and Scott Freeman on vocals, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass, are the “SIAMESE COUSINS” in question. The name comes from the fact that Edwin and Scott have been playing together for so long, in one musical incarnation or another, that they consider themselves “joined at the frets.” NOW I get it! Works for me!

Karl Cooler, owner of Mountain Roads Recordings, Bristol, TN. seems to delight in turning various members of his label’s roster loose in the studio to come up with something…

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Posted on November 25, 2012 at 8:00am

New Digital "TIP JAR" From TweelX

TweelX, a new innovative publishing company for songwriters, anchored by new country singer Ty Bates, songwriters Jim Reilley and Stephanie Quayle has just debuted their latest techno gadget for songwriters and performers.

It was standing room only when friends and supporters of TweelX came together at Nashville's Douglas Corner November 8 to celebrate the company’s latest innovation from - a “Digital Tip Jar,” which uses mobile technology to allow a digital cash tip for writers by visiting tweelx.com on their smart phone.

"This can also be a form of crowd funding to help artists fund their projects," said TweelX’s Jeff Tweel, "and a way to show their appreciation to the artist for allowing free streaming of their songs."

Audience members were alerted to the fact that TweelX is changing the traditional model for publishing by acting as a "stock exchange" in music, and,…

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:08am

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