The Bluegrass Byway
Episode 023: Kevin Prater
It's one week until Thanksgiving! We're always thankful for great music here at The Bluegrass Byway, and great interviews like the one we have in THIS episode with the awesome Kevin Prater! Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Kevin and some of the other topics you may have heard discussed on the show! BLUEGRASS NEWS: Rob Ickes leaving Blue Highway Rhonda Vincent's "Christmas Time" Debuts at #2 on Billboard FESTIVAL FINDER: South Carolina State Bluegrass FestivalHeld at...
Episode 022: 10 String Symphony
Greetings once again Bluegrass Citizens!In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, we feature an interview with the incredibly talented band,10 String Symphony! Be sure to check out all the links below to learnmore about the band and many other topics you may have heard discussed on the show! BLUEGRASS NEWS: NewBluegrassRadio launches online The Claire Lynch Band Releases "Holiday!" Big night for Chris Stapleton at the CMAs FESTIVAL FINDER: Palatka Fall Bluegrass FestivalHeld in Palatka,...
Episode 021: Shotgun Holler
It's the last week of October, and we have a special "treat" for you, just in time for Halloween... a great interview with an awesome new band calledShotgun Holler! Be sure to check them out, and be sure to check out the links below to learn more about the band and other topics covered in the episode. BLUEGRASS NEWS: Bill Keith passes Dixie Hall to be Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame FESTIVAL FINDER: Palatka Fall Bluegrass FestivalHeld in Palatka, Florida at the Rodeheaver Boy's...
Episode 020: Blue Mafia
We reached the big 2 - 0!! Episode 20 of The Bluegrass Byway features the hard-hitting, bluegrass super group,Blue Mafia! Check out their awesomely fun interview and listen to Joe try and keep the interview from going completely off the rails! And be sure to check out the links below for more information about many of the topics covered on this week's show! If you're an iOS user, and have been frustrated by the new update to the Podcasts app in the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, check out the...
Episode 019: Missy Werner
Hey Bluegrass Fans! Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway! This week, we get to chat with the great Missy Werner while we were at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh! Check out the links below for more information about any of the topics discussed on this week's show: BLUEGRASS NEWS: Mel Bay O’Carolan book for banjo Three new Rob Ickes instructional videos FESTIVAL FINDER: Rockahock Fall Bluegrass FestivalHeld in Lanexa, VirginiaOctober 15-17www.rockahock.com Swampgrass Music...
Episode 018: Flatt Lonesome / James Reams
Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway. This week, we feature a follow-up, LIVE interview with Kelsi Harrigill from Flatt Lonesome, who is joined by husband and banjo player in the band, Paul Harrigill. Joe also interviews bluegrass veteran, James Reams from The Barnstormers. Both interviews were recorded at the IBMA World of Bluegrass event on October 1, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Check out the links below to learn more about any of the topics you heard discussed on...
Episode 017: Vickie Vaughn
Greetings once again from Nashville, Tennessee!In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, I get to share an interview I did with the talented, Vickie Vaughn, IBMA nominee for the 2014 Momentum Award for Band of the Year! Check out the links below to learn more about any of the topics you may have heard on the show: Check out these sites to stay up-to-date on the latest Bluegrass news and festivals: bluegrasstoday.com Cybergrass.com bluegrassfestivalguide.com Going to World of Bluegrass? Or do...
Episode 016: Junior Sisk
Welcome to another episode ofThe Bluegrass Byway! On this week's show, Joe gets to chat with 2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year,Junior Sisk. Check out the links and info below to learn more about some of the topics you heard discussed during the episode: The Bluegrass Bywayis now onStitcher, one of the most popular podcasting apps! If you're not subscribed toThe Bluegrass Bywayyet,Stitcheris a great way to do it! Check out their site atstitcher.comor clickHEREto download the app! Read the...
Episode 015: Ashley Lewis
Happy Labor Day! And welcome to Episode 15 of The Bluegrass Byway! As you're relaxing on this 3-day weekend and enjoying time with your family or going for that third helping of ribs at the cookout you're attending, sit back and enjoy the beautiful music of Ashley Lewis. And check out the links below for more info on any of the topics you heard discussed in this week'd episode. Be sure to check out the "Playlists" page onthebluegrassbyway.com- The playlists are a great way to hear the...
Episode 014: Trinity River Band
Happy LAST Monday of August, and I hope everyone is gearing up for an awesome Labor Day Weekend! In this episode, I feature an interview I did with the insanely talented Trinity River Band, a family group consisting of Mike & Lisa Harris (mom and dad) and their three children, Sarah, Josh, and Brianna. Check out the links below to find out more information about topics heard on the show: The Tennessean article about Flatt's Lonesome's Opry Debut The DELAWARE VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL is...
Episode 013: Ken Chapple
It's episode LUCKY number 13!!! At least it didn't fall on a Friday! In this episode, I speak withflatpack guitarist, singer/songwriter, and bluegrass recording artist Ken Chapple. For more information on any of the topics you may have heard in the episode, check out the links below: Check out some of the artists that will be featured in upcoming episodes of The Bluegrass Byway: Sarah Harris and the Trinity River Band Ashley Lewis Junior Sisk BLUEGRASS NEWS: Bluegrass video for toddlers...
Episode 012: Becky Buller
And we're back! After yet another one-week hiatus, Episode 12 of the Byway is finally here, with a great interview featuring the awesomely talented Becky Buller - who just recently received SEVEN IBMA Award nominations. You don't want to miss this interview! Here are some other fun tidbits about which you may want more info: Check out some of the artists that will be featured in upcoming episodes of The Bluegrass Byway: Ken Chapple Sarah Harris and the Trinity River Band Ashley Lewis...
Episode 011: TIM NEWBY, author of "Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin'
Howdy Bluegrass fans! Welcome to the first episode of August! Students are already heading back to school next week here in the Nashville area! As summer starts to wind down, I decided to heat things up (that's really corny, I know!) with a great interview featuring author Tim Newby, who just published a book titled "Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard-Drivin' Sound and Its Legacy". Tim and I had a great chat... so take a listen to the episode and check out the links and info below to learn...
Episode 010: Nu-Blu
Welcome to our LANDMARK Episode 10!! I can't believe it's been 10 episodes ALREADY! Lots of great stuffcovered in this episode, and here are some links and more info about the topics you'll hear on the show: Check out my band, Eastern Standard on Facebook:www.facebook.com/easternstandardband The two shows Eastern Standard will be playing are at the following: Thursday, July 23, 5:30-7:30pm EST -www.gc4hfair.com/fair-events/performers-entertainment Monday, July 27, 7pm-8:30pm EST...
Episode 009: Fran Kent from Urban Monroes
Greetings! And welcome to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway! If you want tolearn moreabout any of the topics you heard discussed in Episode 009, check out the links and information below: 1) This is Rocky, one of my bulldogs... and the source of the snoring you may hear in the background during the Fran Kent interview:Rocky Photo 2) Hope everybody had a GREAT 4th of July! Check out thisarticle about the Nashville Fireworks show, which was the LARGEST in the country!!Nashville...
Episode 008: Lorraine Jordan
Hey Bluegrass fans!It's thelast Monday in June, so I'm sure everyone is busy planning out your 4th of July weekend plans! So, thank you for listening to the show in the midst of all the planning! Here are some links and more info about some of the things you may have heard on the show: Check out the buttons on thewebsitethat will help you subscribe to the podcast on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. Or, click on the links below: iOS Android Wanna listen to the most current, Top...
Episode 007: The Barefoot Movement
Welcome back to another episode ofThe Bluegrass Byway! HAPPY SUMMER! Here are some links and some more info about the things you may have heard discussed on Episode 007 ofThe Bluegrass Byway: Sign up for the Email List atwww.thebluegrassbyway.com WIN a$25 iTunes Gift Card... just clickHEREthen click on the button that says "View in iTunes". Click on "Ratings and Reviews" then "Write a Review". Take a screenshot of your review and email it firstname.lastname@example.org! Winners will be drawn...
Episode 006: Missy Armstrong from DETOUR
Happy 15th of June! Lots of stuff covered in Episode 006 of The Bluegrass Byway... check out the links and info below to learn more about some of the stuff you heard on the show: Sign up for the EMAIL LIST by going towww.thebluegrassbyway.com you can WIN a $25 iTunes Gift Card... just click HEREthen click on the button that says "View in iTunes". Click on "Ratings and Reviews" then "Write a Review". Take a screenshot of your review and email it to email@example.com! Winners will be...
Episode 005: Joe Mullins
Welcome to Episode 005 ofThe Bluegrass Byway! Here are some links and additional information for some of the things you may have heard in the episode. Visit the International Bluegrass Museum: Museum Website:www.bluegrassmuseum.org Owensboro Website:visitowensboro.com Download the Periscope App:Download the Periscope App on your smartphone or tablet to see live broadcasts byThe Bluegrass Byway: iOSApp Store Google Play Check outLarry's Grand Ole Garagewhen you're in the Nashville,...
Episode 004: Ashley Lilly
Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway! Check out the links below to find out more about all the great things we talked about on the show! Signup for The Bluegrass Byway email list: www.thebluegrassbyway.com Download the Periscope All on your smartphone or tablet to see live broadcasts by The Bluegrass Byway: iOSApp Store Google Play Bluegrass Byway: Slim Richey Passes Away Book: Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound & It's Legacy by Tim Newby Released- Buy the...