[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 23 views]
Bill Cooley Interview

A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Bill moved to Nashville in 1985. A dozen years later he was called “one of Nashville’s most respected sidemen” by Guitar Player Magazine. However, there’s more to him than just his work as an accompanist. As a songwriter, Bill’s had his songs recorded by Kathy and Reba, among others. As an arranger, Bill played an important role on Kathy’s last three albums: 2003′s “Joy for Christmas Day,” 2005′s “Right Out of Nowhere,” and 2008′s Grammy-nominated “Coal,” where Bill was a part of the small, …

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[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 35 views]

Bing & Ruth on making 2014′s most golden album | Dazed
Speaking to David Moore of New York composing collective Bing & Ruth about why he’s picking up his instruments
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[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 70 views]
Chip Ritter Stick Trick DVD Review

Brought to you by Lindsay Bird Drumming(LBIRD44)
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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 144 views]
Trey Hensley Interview

Keeping true to the roots of country music is not only a lovely sentiment of nostalgia, but a necessity for the growth of an artist…and staying true to the roots just comes naturally for Trey Hensley. After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm —even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11. Several years ago, the artist followed his heart and interests into the world of Country music.
Now, with his second country CD, titled “It Is What …

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 214 views]
Aaron Cooley Interview

Aaron Cooley grew up in Nashville, TN in a rich musical environment. After picking up guitar at a young age, he moved to Boulder, CO in 2005. Cutting his teeth in different Folk, Reggae, and Blues bands, he founded the Rock band Gang Forward, in 2010. The band released their debut album “Secret Wars” in August 2011 under NLM Records and are about to release their follow up EP “Oblivion” this winter.
“Gang Forward is like Red Bull that you drink through your ears. They had me close to a …

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 187 views]
New Video From Noturnall

Official Link to the new NOTURNALL’s video!
Nocturnal Human Side LIVE!
Featuring Russell Allen (SymphonyX/Adrenaline Mob)
Link oficial para o novo vídeo clipe da NOTURNALL -
Nocturnal Human Side LIVE!
Featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob)

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 239 views]
Exclusive Interview: Sam Stout

Sam Stout lives close to Granville Tennessee, in Cookville. He started playing guitar when he was nine. “My dad is a Dobro player,” he says. “I came from a musical family. I’ve been around it all of my life.”
A few years ago, Sam was in Granville for the annual Heritage Day festival, and he ducked into the general store to cool off. The old store had been in disrepair until Harold and Beverly Sutton (no relation to the original owner) refurbished it and planned a grand reopening in conjunction with …

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[11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 383 views]
Merrill Clark Podcast

Check out the Mel Bay Exclusive Podcast with Recording Artist Merrill Clark

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[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 321 views]
Ivy Philips Interview

Ivy Phillips is more than just your average kid from Chapmansboro, TN. She is an all around musician and state fiddle champion. Ivy first became interested in the fiddle after watching her brother take lessons at a local college. Within the next year, at the age of three, she begged to take them too. Being home schooled and working very hard at a young age, she started competing at local festivals and making many bluegrass friends. Today at the age of twelve, she has won several state titles, plays in …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 456 views]
Mike Compton Interview

Born in Meridian, Mississippi (hometown to the legendary Jimmie Rodgers) in 1956, Mike grew up hearing old-time country music, and took up the mandolin as a teenager. Drawn to the powerful mix of old-time fiddle stylings, blues influences and pure creativity embodied in Monroe’s playing, he moved to Nashville in 1977 and quickly found work with veteran banjoist and former Monroe sideman Hubert Davis. Compton made his first recordings with Davis, but by the middle of the 1980′s, he was recruited by Pat Enright and Alan O’Bryant to help found …