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Tag Archives: Ken Irwin
Molly Tuttle Back to Bluegrass—at Belleville Roots Oct 7th
The only Molly Tuttle album I had, When You’re Ready (2019), was lovely but not very country. So I’m delighted to learn (from Ken Irwin, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival) that she’s returned to bluegrass with an all-star … Continue reading
Hear New IBMA Hall of Famer Lynn Morris on Hallowe’en 1992
ALERT UPDATE: SHOW DID NOT RUN AT ALL, FOR UNKNOWN REASON. I WILL ASK THEM TO RUN THIS SHOW NEXT SATURDAY. /CL ALERT! SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE ARCHIVAL SHOW IS NOT RUNNING. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO … Continue reading
Posted in Administrivia, Archival Productions, Bluegrass, Country History, Hillbilly History, Radio Talk, Record Business, Rounder Records Tagged Chris Jones, Flo Murdock, IBMA Hall of Fame, Jesse Brock, John Lincoln Wright, Ken Irwin, Lynn Morris, Marshall Wilborn, Old Sinc, The Lynn Morris Band, The Stoneman Family 6 Comments
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
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
Posted in Bluegrass, Hillbilly Journal, Radio Talk Tagged Barbara Martin Stephens, Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Bill Anderson, Bill Monroe, Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler, Handsome Ladies, Hillbilly at Harvard, Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, Jimmy Martin, Ken Irwin, Melissa Monroe, Oscar Fields, Ricky Skaggs, The Boston Globe, The Grand Ole Opry, The Seldom Scene, Thelma Fields, Tom Piazza 7 Comments
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
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
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
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
Posted in Country News, Hillbilly History Tagged Alanna Nash, David McGee, Deep Roots, Elvis Presley, Gordon Stoker, Ken Irwin, The Jordanaires 1 Comment