[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 82 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 | 165 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 | 164 views]
New Video From Noturnall

AMAZING!
Official Link to the new NOTURNALL’s video!
Nocturnal Human Side LIVE!
Featuring Russell Allen (SymphonyX/Adrenaline Mob)
INCRÍVEL!
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 | 205 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 | 333 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 | 282 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 | 430 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 …

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[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,269 views]
Tom Bills Podcast

“Every great work of art conveys a message and hints at a mystery that is built into its framework and beautifully woven into its design and execution, that’s the way I create my instruments.”-TB
“For me success is not about the quantity of guitars or the big names that play them, It’s not about my own fame or recognition, it’s about the quality of my craft and more importantly to me, the story that it tells. After all, my guitars will be here speaking into the hearts and lives of all …

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[11 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 387 views]

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[7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 404 views]
G. R. Davis Interview

Garnett R. (G.R.) Davis is Adjunct Artist Teacher of Tuba and Euphonium at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, where he
currently teaches pre-college students. He has been an adjunct tuba professor at Tennessee State University, Fisk University,
Belmont University, Lipscomb University and Murray State University in the past. He holds the B.S. Degree in Music Education
from the University of North Alabama and the M.M Degree in Tuba Performance from Indiana University where he was a graduate
teaching assistant to Harvey G. Phillips. He also studied with William J. Bell at Indiana University.
Mr. …