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The Bluegrass Byway is a weekly audio podcast, hosted by Joe Caliva, that features in-depth interviews with notable Bluegrass artists, musicians, and performers. Each episode also contains the latest Bluegrass news, album releases, and concert or festival announcements. The Bluegrass Byway is the perfect resource for Bluegrass fans who want to learn more about the artists they love, and for music lovers who are new to the genre and want to further explore the world of Bluegrass music.

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The Bluegrass Byway is a weekly audio podcast, hosted by Joe Caliva, that features in-depth interviews with notable Bluegrass artists, musicians, and performers. Each episode also contains the latest Bluegrass news, album releases, and concert or festival announcements. The Bluegrass Byway is the perfect resource for Bluegrass fans who want to learn more about the artists they love, and for music lovers who are new to the genre and want to further explore the world of Bluegrass music.

    Episode 023: Kevin Prater

    Episode 023: Kevin Prater

    It's one week until Thanksgiving! We're always thankful for great music here at The Bluegrass Byway, and great interviews like the one we have in THIS episode with the awesome Kevin Prater! Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Kevin and some of the other topics you may have heard discussed on the show!

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


    Rob Ickes leaving Blue Highway
    Rhonda Vincent's "Christmas Time" Debuts at #2 on Billboard

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
    Held at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC
    November 26-28
    www.adamsbluegrass.com

    Christmas in the Smokies
    Held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center
    December 9-12
    www.bluegrasschristmasinsmokies.com

    Jekyll Island New Year’s Bluegrass Festival
    Held on the scenic Jekyll Island just off the coast of Georgia at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
    December 31 – January 2
    www.adamsbluegrass.com

    KEVIN PRATER INTERVIEW:

    Kevin Prater’s Web Links:


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    Episode 022: 10 String Symphony

    Episode 022: 10 String Symphony

    Greetings once again Bluegrass Citizens! In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, we feature an interview with the incredibly talented band, 10 String Symphony! Be sure to check out all the links below to learn more about the band and many other topics you may have heard discussed on the show!

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


    NewBluegrassRadio launches online
    The Claire Lynch Band Releases "Holiday!"
    Big night for Chris Stapleton at the CMAs

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    Palatka Fall Bluegrass Festival
    Held in Palatka, Florida at the Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch
    November 12-14
    www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com

    Mountain View Fall Bluegrass Festival
    Held in Mountain View, Arkansas
    November 12-14
    www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

    Southern Ohio Indoor Bluegrass Festival
    Held in Wilmington, Ohio at the Roberts Centre.
    November 13-14
    www.somusicfest.com

    Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival
    Held in Wickenburg, Arizona at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds
    November 13-15
    www.wickenburgchamber.com

    South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
    Held at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC
    November 26-28
    www.adamsbluegrass.com

    Jekyll Island New Year's Bluegrass Festival
    Held on the scenic Jekyll Island just off the coast of Georgia at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
    December 31 - January 2
    www.adamsbluegrass.com

    10 STRING SYMPHONY:

    Learn more about the 5 String Fiddle (or Violin) HERE!

    Rachel Baiman's personal web site: www.rachelbaiman.com

    Christian Sedelmyer's personal web site: www.christiansedelmyer.com

    Watch the video for "Someone To Be Good For" on The Bluegrass Situation

    10 String Symphony’s Web Links:


    Web Site
    Facebook
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    YouTube

    10 String Symphony’s music on iTunes

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    Episode 021: Shotgun Holler

    Episode 021: Shotgun Holler

    It's the last week of October, and we have a special "treat" for you, just in time for Halloween... a great interview with an awesome new band called Shotgun Holler! Be sure to check them out, and be sure to check out the links below to learn more about the band and other topics covered in the episode.

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


    Bill Keith passes
    Dixie Hall to be Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    Palatka Fall Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Palatka, Florida at the Rodeheaver Boy's Ranch
    November 12-14
    www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com

    Mountain View Fall Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Mountain View, Arkansas
    November 12-14
    www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

    Southern Ohio Indoor Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Wilmington, Ohio at the Roberts Centre. 
    November 13-14
    www.somusicfest.com

    Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Wickenburg, Arizona at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds
    November 13-15
    www.wickenburgchamber.com

    SHOTGUN HOLLER:

    See the full performance by Shotgun Holler of "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus on the Josh Wolf Show on CMT



    Shotgun Holler’s Web Links:


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    Shotgun Holler’s music on iTunes

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 020: Blue Mafia

    Episode 020: Blue Mafia

    We reached the big 2 - 0!! Episode 20 of The Bluegrass Byway features the hard-hitting, bluegrass super group, Blue Mafia! Check out their awesomely fun interview and listen to Joe try and keep the interview from going completely off the rails! And be sure to check out the links below for more information about many of the topics covered on this week's show!

    If you're an iOS user, and have been frustrated by the new update to the Podcasts app in the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, check out the sleek Overcast app - it's simple, easy to use, and a great alternative to Apple's  native Podcasts app.

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


     Town Mountain to Release Renditions of Two Grateful Dead Tunes
    Mountain Faith's "That Which Matters" Album Released
    New Sierra Hull CD in January ’16

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    Swampgrass Music Festival
    Held in Statesboro, Georgia at Miller Hill Music Park
    October 22-24
    swampgrassfestival.webs.com

    First Quality Bluegrass Cruise 
    Departs Port Canaveral, Florida
    October 24-31
    www.firstqualitycruiseandtravel.com

    Palatka Fall Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Palatka, Florida at the Rodeheaver Boy's Ranch
    November 12-14
    adamsandandersonbluegrass.com

    Mountain View Fall Bluegrass Festival 
    Held in Mountain View, Arkansas
    November 12-14
    www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

    INTERVIEW WITH BLUE MAFIA:

    Check out the original version of "Born To Be With You" by The Chordettes

    Blue Mafia's Web Links:


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    YouTube

     

    Buy Blue Mafia's music on iTunes

     

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    See y’all next time on The Bluegrass Byway!

    • 38 min
    Episode 019: Missy Werner

    Episode 019: Missy Werner

    Hey Bluegrass Fans! Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway! This week, we get to chat with the great Missy Werner while we were at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh! Check out the links below for more information about any of the topics discussed on this week's show:

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


    Mel Bay O’Carolan book for banjo
    Three new Rob Ickes instructional videos

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    Rockahock Fall Bluegrass Festival
    Held in Lanexa, Virginia
    October 15-17
    www.rockahock.com

    Swampgrass Music Festival
    Held in Statesboro, Georgia at Miller Hill Music Park
    October 22-24
    swampgrassfestival.webs.com

    First Quality Bluegrass Cruise 
    Departs Port Canaveral, Florida. Hosted by Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers
    October 24-31
    Cruise departs from Port Canaveral with ports of call in Nassau, St. Thomas, Grand Turk and San Juan.
    www.firstqualitycruiseandtravel.com

    MISSY WERNER BAND:

    Missy's Web Links:


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    • 33 min
    Episode 018: Flatt Lonesome / James Reams

    Episode 018: Flatt Lonesome / James Reams

    Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway. This week, we feature a follow-up, LIVE interview with Kelsi Harrigill from Flatt Lonesome, who is joined by husband and banjo player in the band, Paul Harrigill. Joe also interviews bluegrass veteran, James Reams from The Barnstormers. Both interviews were recorded at the IBMA World of Bluegrass event on October 1, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Check out the links below to learn more about any of the topics you heard discussed on the show:

    If you want to learn more about the IBMA and if you're considering becoming a member, check out their web site, and definitely consider attending World of Bluegrass next year.

    Joe mentioned the strings and the guitar pick he purchased at World of Bluegrass, check them out here:


    D'Addario Strings
    BlueChip Picks

    BLUEGRASS NEWS:


    See the complete list of IBMA Award winners
    2015 IBMA Special Awards

    FESTIVAL FINDER:

    Turkey Track Fall Festival 
    Held in Waldron, Arkansas at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Park
    October 7-10
    http://www.turkeytrackbluegrass.com

    Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival
    Held at the Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA.
    October 8-11
    www.newellresort.com

    Tennessee Fall Homecoming 
    Held in Clinton, Tennessee, about 20 miles outside of Knoxville
    October 9-11
    www.museumofappalachia.org

    FLATT LONESOME:

    Purchase "Runaway Train" on iTunes

    Here the FULL track of You're the One from Runaway Train

    Check out Flatt Lonesome's record label page - Mountain Home Music Company

    Flatt Lonesome's Web Links:


    Web Site
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    JAMES REAMS:

    Check out James' documentary, "Making History With Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days In Their Own Words"

    James Reams & the Barnstormers Web Links:


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    See y’all next time on The Bluegrass Byway!

    • 49 min

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