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One of the Great Listening Rooms
Oct04

One of the Great Listening Rooms

We sit in on a Bluebird Cafe session The Bluebird Cafe – Photo: LTTL The Bluebird Cafe – Photo: LTTL The Bluebird Cafe In The Round 2 October 2019 It has always been a challenge to get tickets to Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe. Since its starring role in the long-running TV series Nashville, that task has become even more difficult. Tonight’s show was the first of two for the day – we aimed for the six...

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Jumpin’ Time!!
Oct03

Jumpin’ Time!!

We see The Time Jumpers The Time Jumpers – Photo: LTTL The Time Jumpers 3rd @ Lindsley, Nashville – 30 September 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour An institution. And I’m not talking about the venue. The Time Jumpers formed in 1998 drawn together by a love of classic country and Western Swing music and heritage. First starting in a garage, before long they were playing regularly at The Station Inn, then a live album,...

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Mandolin Orange Live
Oct02

Mandolin Orange Live

We review the duo in Owensboro KY Emily Franz and Andrew Marlin – Photo: LTTL Mandolin Orange Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Owensboro Kentucky – 29 September 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour From the rich musical hot spot of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mandolin Orange’s star has been on the rise for quite some time. Formed in 2009 with songwriter Andrew Marlin (vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Emily Frantz...

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Red Barn Radio
Sep27

Red Barn Radio

We visit Lexington’s Red Barn Radio Photo: LTTL Ronn Crowder and Skeets Pennington Live at Red Barn Radio – 25 September 2019 Lexington, Kentucky GrassRoots Music Tour Red Barn Radio is a syndicated weekly radio show which showcases Kentucky music and musicians and those from neighboring areas. The show is affiliated with public station WEKU FM which serves Eastern and Central Kentucky. Its live tapings occur in the Arts...

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Darren Nicholson Band
Sep19

Darren Nicholson Band

We review their show at Isis Music Hall Darren Nicholson Band – Photo: LTTL Darren Nicholson Band Live At Isis Music Hall Asheville North Carolina 17 September 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour Isis Music Hall – Photo: LTTL Based in the west of North Carolina, Darren Nicholson is mostly known as a member of the award-winning Balsam Range where he handles a variety of roles – mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone...

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Ordinary Elephant Live
Apr11

Ordinary Elephant Live

Read our review of folk duo Ordinary Elephant’s first Australian show Ordinary Elephant Photo: LTTL Ordinary Elephant Caravan Music Club Melbourne, Australia 10 April 2019 Words: Rob Dickens Images: Jim Jacob Tight. In unison. This couple epitomizes these attributes, both in life (they share their RV with four dogs) and on stage (close harmonies and taut arrangements combining into a singular melodic vision). Ordinary Elephant...

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