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Jan Dale Takes Us On An Enticing Trip
Apr09

Jan Dale Takes Us On An Enticing Trip

Jan Dale’s ‘Chasing Music’ Book Reviewed Jan Dale Intrepid and Vivid Travel Memoir Is A Must For Music Lovers Jan Dale’s Book ‘Chasing Music’ Out Now “My Crazy Campervan Adventures in America” By Rob Dickens Review Imagine this. It’s 1992, Jan Dale puts her life in Australia on pause after gathering a modest travel budget together, heads alone to America for a long music and life...

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Hank Done It This Way
Oct11

Hank Done It This Way

We get into the legend Hank’ s Cadillac – Photo: LTTL Hank Williams Museum Montgomery, Alabama The Legend There are some towering sentinels in American music. Not just legends, not just leaders, but artists who essentially invented a musical art form – Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson and Bill Monroe are three such giants that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll, the blues and bluegrass respectively. Hank Williams...

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Terminal Station, Chattanooga
Oct04

Terminal Station, Chattanooga

We visit Chattanooga TN Photo: LTTL The Station Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, The Terminal Station was of significant strategic importance during the Civil War. Battles were fought in and around Chattanooga for control of the rail network which had, at its core, one of the South’s most imporatnt rail hubs. The lines that crossed here connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Tennessee River and the Mississippi River....

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Chris Goes To Robert’s
Oct02

Chris Goes To Robert’s

We visit Robert’s Western World Robert’s Western World Chris Scruggs Trio GrassRoots Music Tour Robert’s Western World is located on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It stands but a stone’s throw from the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium. While much of the rest of Broadway has adjusted to the increasing visitor numbers and now cater more for those looking for a souvenir or...

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Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame  & Museum
Oct01

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The bluegrass HOF and museum Pickin’ Parlour Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum Owensboro Kentucky GrassRoots Music Tour We have been travelling the bluegrass trail as part of our GrassRoots Music Tour. The Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood VA and a day at the home of Bill Monroe are just two of our recent activities. Where better than to close off our investigation into this uniquely American music style than here in...

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Bill Monroe – Seven Reasons For Rollin’ Into Rosine KY
Sep30

Bill Monroe – Seven Reasons For Rollin’ Into Rosine KY

The essence of Bill Monroe Photo: LTTL Rosine Kentucky Bill Monroe’s Legacy GrassRoots Music Tour Introduction The inspiration for my first visit to Rosine, Kentucky was singer Bill Jackson’s terrific homage to the town through his song “Rollin’ Into Rosine’ (see clip below). The inspiration for my return visit was Rosine itself. Here’s seven reasons to recommend you coming here. 1.Bill Monroe...

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