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Rudi Ekstein and Carolina Chimes Reviewed
Nov02

Rudi Ekstein and Carolina Chimes Reviewed

Read our review of Carolina Chimes by mandolinist Rudi Ekstein     By Rob Dickens         Rudi Ekstein has been in the music business for many years as a performer, producer and studio owner.  His latest recording is Carolina Chimes: Rudi Ekstein’s All Original Bluegrass Instrumental Showcase, which was released this October via his own Foxfire Recording. It’s a weighty title to be sure.  As someone...

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Echo Mountain Recording Studios
Sep20

Echo Mountain Recording Studios

Read about our visit to Echo Mountain Studios Asheville NC Asheville TN – TriFest Music Tour Words – Rob Dickens Images – Jim Jacob Back Drop In 2003, Steve Wilmans moved to the mountains of West North Carolina to build his dream studio. He found the perfect place in an old church on the edge of downtown Asheville.  The Church which was fitted out into a state of the art recording studio while keeping a sense of previous purpose and...

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Jun08

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Provide a Masterful Conquest     Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Provide a Masterful Conquest   By Rob Dickens After four albums as The Honeycutters, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Amanda Anne Platt has confidently stepped out front with a change in the band’s moniker to Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters which is also the name of the band’s new...

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John Prine – Free Album Download
Apr29

John Prine – Free Album Download

Get a free John Prine download Live In Asheville ’86 John Prine: Live from Asheville ‘ 86 Free Download via Noisetrade Are you a John Prine fan? His long-standing record label Oh Boy Records is releasing Prine’s 1986 Asheville North Carolina concert, available to download for free on Noisetrade HERE. In this rare set, Prine plays some then-new material from his album of that year German Afternoons, as well as...

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Mandolin Orange – Such Jubilee
May05

Mandolin Orange – Such Jubilee

Read our review of Such Jubilee by Mandolin Orange North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) have today (May 5 2015) released Such Jubilee on Yep Roc Records.  The new album follows the duo’s 2013 well-regarded debut release This Side of Jordan, which was named one of National Public Radio’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums. Such Jubilee was written over the course of a year spent on the road. ...

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