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Tag Archives: Gerry Katz
Visit with the Legendary Howard Armstrong in 1997
ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD Time is short, so I’ll just quote from my introductory announcement for this Saturday’s Archival Production of Hillbilly at Harvard: Today we’re going back in time to January 18, 1997. There’s a note on the … Continue reading
By Request, Crowe and McLaughlin in 1994
ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD After the Archival show with James King, Gerry Katz of the BBU wrote to say he booked the concert with James and Lou Reid that weekend, and the live performance of the James King Band … Continue reading
David Elliott—We Lost a Friend and Colleague
Last Friday brought this news from Jon Lehrich, Chairman of WHRB’s Board of Trustees: Friends: I am writing to share the sad news that David Elliott passed away last night, after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). David … Continue reading
Posted in Friends and Neighbors, Hillbilly History, Hillbilly Journal, Radio Talk Tagged ALS, Bob Wills, David Elliott, Fillbillies, Gerry Katz, Hillbilly at Harvard, John Lincoln Wright, Jon Lehrich, Larry Flint, Northeastern Records, Rossini, Spike Jones, Stringhan Walters, Tony Lauck, WHRB, WHRB History, William Tell Overture 9 Comments
Photos from the 2020 Joe Val Festival
It’s hard to believe it’s been two months since the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival on Presidents’ Day Weekend in February. Harder still to remember that hundreds of bluegrass pickers and fans took over the entire Sheraton Hotel for three days, … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Festivals Tagged Adam Bibey & Grasstowne, Alan Bibey, Balsm Range, BB Bowness, Bob Amos, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Buddy Melton, C. J. Lewandowski, Caleb Smith, Chris Coole, Chris Cruger, Chris Jones, Claire Lynch, Dan Eubanks, Dan Tyminski, David Benedict, Deborah McDonnell, Ellie Hankanson, Evan Murphy, Freeman Corey, Gary Darling, Gerry Katz, Greg Blake, Greg Cahill, Jackie Damsky, Jason Davis, Jasper Lorentzen, Jeff Scroggins, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Jereme Brown, Jesse Brock, Jimmy Martin, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, John Showman, Josh 'Jug' Rinkel, Josie Toney, Josie Toney and Her Honky Tonk Heroes, Justin JUenkins, Justin Moses, Laura Orshaw, Marc Pruett, Mark Schatz, Max Heineman, Mile Twelve, Nate Burie, Nate Sabat, Rick Faris, Ritchie Brown, Sarah Amos, Steve Smith, Steve Wright, Stu Ervin, The Dan Tyminski Band, The Deborah McDonnell Band, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, The Special Consensus, The Stanley Brothers, Tim Dishman, Tim Fiehler, Tim Surrett, Tommy Brown, Tony Watt, Tony Wray, Tristan Scroggins, Zak McLamb 1 Comment
Rhode Island’s Best-Kept Secret? Rock Hearts on HAH!
I had heard the name, but knew nothing of the band when Tony Watt asked if I’d like to have them on live. They are scheduled to appear at the Joe Val Festival this year, so I said, sure, if … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Country Calendar, Radio Talk Tagged Alex MacLeod, Billy Thibodeau, Dale Ann Bradley, Danny Musher, Doe Deetz, Flamekeeper, Gerry Katz, Jimmy Martin, Joe Val Festival, Karl Lauber, Kennebec Valley Boys, Michael Cleveland, Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, Pete Kelly, Rock Hearts, Sam and Bob Tidwell, Tony Watt 2 Comments
Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!
NOTE: For higher-resolution versions of the photographs, go to Flickr, HERE. (They won’t be super high, because with my Rebel T2i-Tamron 18-270 combination, I still needed to shoot at 3200 ISO, but they will be better than the ones that … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Follow-ups, Hillbilly Journal, Radio Talk Tagged Adam Haynes, Ashby Frank, Barry Bales, Becky Buller, Bill Monroe, Blue Highway, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Catherine "BB" Bowness, Charlie Cushman, Curly Seckler, Curt Chapman, Daniel Boner, Daniel Hardin, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Danny Roberts, David Benedict, Don Reno and Red Smiley, Don Rigsby, Doyle Lawson, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dudley Connell, Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston, Ellie Hakanson, Eric Troutman, Evan Murphy, Flashback, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Gaven Largent, Gerry Katz, Greg Blake, Guy Clark, Harley Allen, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Jake Tullock, James King, Jamie Johnson, Jason Burleson, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Jerry Douglas, Joe Dean, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, John Bryan, Johnny Warren, Josh Graves, Josh Swift, Kristin Scott Benson, Laura Orshaw, Lester Flatt Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Mark Delaney, Mile Twelve, Nate Lee, Nate Sabat, Ned Luberecki, Paul Warren, Phil Leadbetter, Richard Bennett, Rob Ickes, Ryan Paisley, Shawn Camp, Shawn Lane, Southern Mountain Boys, Stan Zdonick, Stephen Burwell, Stuart Wyrick, T.J. Lundy, Terry Eldredge, Terry Smith, The Becky Buller Band, The Earls of Leicester, The Grascals, Tim Stafford, Tom Adams, Tristan Scroggins, Wayne Taylor 2 Comments
Another Great Joe Val Festival!—Part II
[Continued from Part I, HERE] Saturday evening, following Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, the ladies of Sister Sadie unleashed some powerful and poignant vocals in the main hall. This is a an all star band that features two very different … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Follow-ups, Hillbilly Journal Tagged Alan Bartram, Beth Lawrence, Boston Bluegrass Union, Caleb Klauder, Cardinal Tradition, Dale Ann Bradley, Dale Perry, Dan Eubanks, Darol Anger, David Parmley, Deanie Richardson, Doug Bartlett, Gena Britt, Gerry Katz, Greg Cahill, Herb Pederson, Hillbilly at Harvard, Jason Carter, Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, John Jorgenson, Lefty Frizzell, Nadine Landry, Nick Dumas, Reeb Willms, Reuben Shetler, Rick Faris, Rob McCoury, Ron Spears, Ronnie McCoury, Sheila Selby, Sister Sadie, Stan Zdonic, Stephen ('Sammy') Lind, Steve Day, Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, The Bluegrass Cardinals, The Del McCoury Band, The Foghorn Stringband, The Freight Hoppers, The Gibson Brothers, The Highwoods Stringband, The Special Consus, The Thon Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, Tina Adair, Whitey Shafer 2 Comments
Time for the JVF!
From Gerry Katz at the BBU: 29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 14 – 16, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA Master Classes and Fast Track Classes Details on http://www.bbu.org Main Stage Main Stage lineup is now posted. I … Continue reading
Vince Gill and Patty Loveless Sing at George Jones’s Funeral
Gerry Katz sends this emotional performance by Vince and Patty of “Go Rest High on That Mountain” at the funeral for George yesterday. The fellow who uploaded it says that the Opry took down others, so I don’t know how … Continue reading
Posted in Country News Tagged George Jones, George Jones's Funeral, Gerry Katz, Grand Old Opry, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill Leave a comment