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Author: Annette Grady

On this date, October 28, 1947, the original Bluegrass Boys’ final Columbia recordings were made. At that time, the band consisted of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Cedric Rainwater. The 28 songs recorded by the Blue Grass Boys for Columbia Records in 1946 and 1947 soon became classics of the genre, […]

The story of Tom Dooley is based on the true story of Tom Dula. In 1868, Tom Dula was convicted for the murder of Laura Foster and sentenced to death by hanging. When he was executed in Wilkes County, North Carolina, many people believed that he was not guilty and that his death had been a […]

Thank you to all participants of the contest and congratulations to the winners. 1st Place - Kodie Arnold of Hermiston, Oregon 2nd Place - Billy & the Kids of Richlands, NC 3rd Place - Michael Neal of Raleigh, NC 4th Place - Sparky Sandra Day of Ingleside, Ontario
We would like to congratulate the winners and thank all contestants who participated in the Loar Mandolin Giveaway presented by Pinecastle Music and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.     Sparky Sandra Day
Enter to Win a Loar LM310F Mandolin How do you earn points? Email a video of you singing along to Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin.  (5 entries) info@pinecastlemusic.com Send a picture of you wearing your Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin shirt. If you don't have one, you can purchase it by clicking this link. (5 entries) info@pinecastlemusic.com [...]
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January 10, 2021

Rebekah Speer

Rebekah Speer’s first single from her up and coming Bluegrass Gospel album. Southern Gospel greats Jimmy Blackwood, Tim Reid, & Gene McDonald join Rebekah in singing the old Speer Family classic written by W.F. Crumley. Produced by Rebekah Speer. Derek Vaden- Guitar Nick Dauphinais – Recording King Resonator Alan Bibey – Mandolin Matt Wright – […]

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December 5, 2020

Osborne Brothers

Sweet Sunny South by The Osborne Brothers This is from the Osbornes’ Hyden, Kentucky “Homecoming” festival, probably from 2001. In the band at that time, in addition to Bobby Osborne (mandolin) and Sonny Osborne (banjo), were Shad Cobb (fiddle), Gene Wooten (dobro), Terry Smith (bass), and Dana Cupp (guitar). Converted from a VHS tape, Tom […]

[sayit] The Orange Blossom Special was a deluxe passenger train which inspired the tune by the same name. The song was written and copyrighted by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938 and the first recording took place in 1939 by Ervin and Gordon Rouse. There has been a bit of controversy as to the original composer [...]