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Joe Val Festival News: Del McCoury Coming, Lillys Honored

Already scheduled for Sunday afternoon (February 14th) at the annual Joe Val Festival, The Traveling McCourys will become The Del McCoury Band!  Del of course was ‘snowed out’ last year (remember the snowstorm here that snowed in a lot of … Continue reading

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Bill Keith, 1939–2015

Got home Saturday evening (we were out minding four grandkids) to sit down at the iMac and see this sad news from Jim Rooney: Dear Friends, My long-time dear friend and musical partner Bill Keith left us on Thursday, Oct. … Continue reading

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Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part II

Part I is HERE. It was Tex Logan‘s association with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper that led him to Bill Monroe in 1951, and the recording of his song, now a bluegrass and country standard, “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’.”  Richard Thompson, … Continue reading

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Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part I

Listeners to Hillbilly at Harvard over the years will have heard the name Tex Logan from time to time, not only when we played the familiar fiddle tunes “Katy Hill” and “Natchez Under the Hill” from the—what was a word … Continue reading

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Blizzard? “As long as all the bands are here, we’re fine!”

Here we go again (from the National Weather Service): WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY … Continue reading

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Check Out The Harvard Gazette Slideshow on HAH!

Back in July, Harvard Gazette (and Boston Globe) photographer Jon Chase arrived at Studio BC at WHRB on Saturday morning, and snapped a bunch of photos.  Larry Flint turned up, as well as Buck Mitchell, and erstwhile Nashville (now back … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney Has a New Book Out, and Is Coming to HAH to Talk about It!

Old friend Jim Rooney will be coming in this Saturday, 13Sep, to talk about his new autobiography.  He’s bringing a CD full of songs he performed, recorded, produced, published, or which influenced him over his long (continuing) career.  We’ll listen … Continue reading

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Cowboy Jack Clement Dies at 82

By Peter Cooper, The Nashville Tennessean April 5, 1931 – August 8, 2013 Whimsical maverick Jack Clement — singer, producer, ringleader, writer of classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame — died this … Continue reading

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