Tag Archives: Ken Irwin

Why I Cancelled Barbara Martin Stephens

I’ve been wondering whether I needed to explain this at all, but I did mention it on air, so if anyone is curious, this is what happened: Barbara Martin Stephens lived with Jimmy Martin from 1953 to 1966, and had … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: “The Kelley Gibson Story” (Kickstarter Project)

Received this note from Ken Irwin (co-founder of Rounder Records) Thursday to WZBC’s Cousin Kate and me with news about a film documentary on Eric Gibson‘s son Kelley (Eric is of course half of The Gibson Brothers): Dear Friends, My … Continue reading

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Oh Rats! I Forgot The Gibsons!

Back on Wednesday (18Mar) I got an email from Ken Irwin at Rounder reminding me that The Gibson Brothers are appearing at Johnny D’s on this coming Wednesday, the 25th.  But I neglected to print it out, so it didn’t … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: The Cantab Wants You! (If You Play Bluegrass)

A couple of weeks ago, a newsletter from Geoff Bartley featured a want ad for bluegrass bands to play at his well-known Cambridge club, The Cantab, which features bluegrass on Tuesday evenings.  I asked Geoff if I could reproduce it, … Continue reading

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Deep Roots Remembers Gordon Stoker & The Jordanaires

Ken Irwin of Rounder Records forwards me this notice from David McGee, proprietor of the interesting website Deep Roots.  There’s a link to the full story, with video clips, at the end.  I recommend it; I had never known the … Continue reading

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