Balsam Range’s ‘Kinetic Tone’ Is Pitch Perfect
Nov15

Balsam Range’s ‘Kinetic Tone’ Is Pitch Perfect

New album Balsam Range Balsam Range Bluegrass A-listers Balsam Range New Album ‘ Kinetic Tone’ Out 1 December, 2023 After some fifteen years of music-making with its original lineup, North Carolina’s Balsam Range has had to adapt to the departure of Darren Nicholson. With the upcoming strident and dynamic Kinetic Tone, their tenth collection for Mountain Home Music Company, the group shows a definitive bold...

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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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Bluegrass Is Wide Open
Oct07

Bluegrass Is Wide Open

Read about our experiences at the World of Bluegrass Festival Friday October 3 2014.  Raleigh NC. It’s another beautiful day here in Raleigh.  Still no rain on my trip which started on 14 September. As I won’t be back until late, I packed carefully for the day after a rudimentary Days Inn breakfast. I was at the Raleigh Convention Centre by around 10am and obtained my wrist band for entry into the Wide Open event, various...

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