Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018
Oct08

Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018

Read our take on the 2018 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival   Guthrie Oklahoma October 4-6 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   Backdrop Oklahoma’s International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) is into its twenty-second year.  The event has been bringing bluegrass, traditional, western swing, Americana and variations of those music forms to Guthrie, a historic town in the heart of Central Oklahoma, since 1996....

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Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Oct02

Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read our take on Columbia MO’s Roots n Blues n BBQ festival 2018     Columbia Missouri 28-30 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   For background to Roots n Blues n BBQ read our article.   Day One This is a shorter introduction day.  From 5 to around 11 pm, a good way to get into the site and the groove.  Two stages are pumping out at the festival site in the middle of the...

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The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Sep28

The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read about the lead-in to the 2018 Roots n Blues n BBQ   Columbia Missouri 27 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   It is the Thursday before the three-day festival kicks in.  Listening Through The Lens visited the site, talked with three of the festival Principals and photographed the location during its ‘dress rehearsal’. The 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Music Festival...

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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018
Sep25

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018

Read our coverage of Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018   Bristol VA/TN – 21 to 23 September 2018 – TriFest Music Tour Rob Dickens – words Jim Jacob – images   Here I am in Bristol back for the fourth time and my second Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Bristol is officially recognised as The Birthplace of Country Music.  For it was here in 1927 where Ralph Peer, with the most advanced equipment of the day,...

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AmericanaFest 2018 Wrap
Sep18

AmericanaFest 2018 Wrap

Read our look back at this year’s AmericanaFest in Nashville Nashville TN     2018 Stats 285 officially sanctioned artists at 64 unique venues Conference attendance up almost 10%. the largest number of Awards member votes ever nominees in each category were reduced to four (to shorten the run time of the Awards show) three local radio stations broadcasted the show live, as well as SiriusXM and NPR livestream a new partnership in...

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AmericanaFest 18 Day Five
Sep17

AmericanaFest 18 Day Five

Read about our TriFest Tour music travels 15 September 2018 Nashville TN – TriFest Music Tour   Words – Rob Dickens Images – Jim Jacob   The Filming Station This turned out to be an afternoon delight alright.  Ovation Artist Group & Transoceanic Records presented an irresistible six hours of music featuring thirteen highly satisfying artists with minimal delays between sets, great sound in the backyard tent at this intimate venue...

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