Celtic music can be an arcane realm with a vocabulary of its own. Where else can a band's list of instruments alone run to more than a dozen items, distinguishing between a "tin whistle" and a "low whistle" and including a device known as a "bodhran"? (Which, incidentally, is a small framed drum that looks like a cousin of the tambourine.)
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The name itself, Blue Canyon Boys, carries echoes of bands from an earlier century. And the audience for the group's Sunday, August 4 concert at the upcoming Beartrap Summer Festival can be forgiven if they're convinced they've been transported to the golden era when a series of "brother acts" ruled the stage at the Grand Ol' Opry: the Delmores, the Louvins, the Monroes, the Stanleys
The familiar slogan "think globally, act locally" was not on the agenda of the band known as Screen Door Porch when they scheduled their regional tour earlier this year--but it certainly worked out that way.
What do you get when you stir together a sister/sisterBluegrassduo, a brother/sister act with classical inclinations, a street musician, and two state fiddling championships? A young new Arizona group with the striking name Run Boy Run (no commas, please) who have, in the past year alone, chalked up two achievements that even more established bands would take pride in:
Five beautiful Bostonians, with incredible Bluegrass chops - what's not to like? Meet Della Mae.
Take some Irish-Americans from Philly, shake them up with a healthy dose of Irish traditional music and add a couple spoonfuls of Country, and you have Solas.
The year was 1952, in Bowling Green, Kentucky - a child was born that would end up changing the face of American Bluegrass. His name was Sam Bush.
Most people familiar with Country and Americana music are fairly well-steeped in Rodney Crowell's commercial successes. However, there are several of his musical gems lurking in the collections of others.
Its that time again! Townsquare Media of Casper, the Natrona County Roads, Bridges and Parks Department, and the McMurry Foundation are proud to once again partner together to sponsor the 2013 Beartrap Summer Festival. Lots of amazing musicians are going to be performing on Casper Mountain Aug. 3rd and 4th.. Check out this year's lineup!