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Kristy is presently touring Ireland.
Kristy Cox May 2019 Tour Coverage
by Dave Jnr | May 13, 2019 | Kristy Cox 2019 | 0 Comments
More radio studio time on tour day 3. Kristy paid a visit this morning to the studio of Tipp FM in Clonmel to be interviewed by Trudy Waters on the station’s flagship mid-morning magazine & current affairs show ‘Tipp Today’.
by Dave Jnr | May 12, 2019 | Kristy Cox 2019 | 0 Comments
… a gallery of some of our very favourite #KristyCoxIreland2019 eye candy added to daily.
by Dave Jnr | May 11, 2019 | Kristy Cox 2019 | 0 Comments
Thanks to Charlie McGettigan and the team at Shannonside FM in Longford for the interview this morning with Kristy.
by Dave Jnr | May 9, 2019 | Kristy Cox 2019, Tour | 0 Comments
‘On the eve of the eve of the eve of the first gig of our Kristy Cox nationwide tour, Kristy was interviewed live from Nashville by Ger Walsh for Radio Kerry’s popular ‘Sounds Country’ show’.
Later in 2019
July 9-14 2019
Full Nationwide Tour Details Coming Mid-2019
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by Dave Jnr | March 12, 2019 | 2016, 2017, Blog, Bluegrass Trails, History | 0 Comments
“We returned to Sandy Hook in 2017. More bluegrass road-trippin’. Yes, the Keith Whitley statue is still there in the town’s Elliot County Memory Garden & the old timers are still frequenting the Frosty Freeze Restaurant to catch up with the local gossip over some simple, hearty fare. Needless to say, it was all very familiar, and all very familiarly quiet.”
by Dave Jnr | March 10, 2019 | 2016, Blog, Bluegrass Trails, History | 0 Comments
“Rural Kentucky is home to many a country & bluegrass music heavy-hitter, two of which – one dead, one very much alive – were of particular interest to us on this day, and we went searching for signs of them in two Kentucky towns that you’d probably otherwise have no reason to visit.”
by Dave Jnr | March 9, 2019 | 2016, Bluegrass Trails, Gigs/Festival | 0 Comments
“Galax… it’s a quiet, quaint & prototypical old-time music-lovin’ Appalachian town of simple living, friendly locals, strong accents, and a rich musical heritage… And for one day in September 2016 the town was cordoned off to facilitate Rex Fest, a day-long celebration of regional music & dance. The Queen was even in town for the occasion.”
by Dave Jnr | February 23, 2019 | Blog, Bluegrass Trails, History | 0 Comments
“The bluegrass bible? Quite possibly… I first picked (no pun intended) up a copy of Neil V. Rosenberg’s ‘Bluegrass – A History’ in the gift shop of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum during the summer of 2003. It was my first visit to Nashville… I’ve read the book… few times since. It warrants a few reads.”
by Dave Jnr | February 22, 2019 | 2016, Blog, Bluegrass Trails, Gigs/Festival, History | 0 Comments
“… today old-time music & bluegrass festivals are as linked to the Virginia hills as the dark strands of dogwood and fir trees. The state even honours this legacy via its very own Heritage Music Trail along its so-called Crooked Road, a 300-mile-long regional route connecting 19 counties, four cities and over 50 towns and communities where heritage music is celebrated year-round.”
by Dave Jnr | February 10, 2019 | 2017, Blog, Bluegrass Trails, History | 0 Comments
“It was upon the Ryman Auditorium stage in December 1945 that the ‘Father of Bluegrass’ Bill Monroe presented to the world the sound of a new musical genre…. ‘bluegrass’, as it was to become known, was born. Today, bluegrass remains a staple on venerated stage where it started.”
by Dave Jnr | January 20, 2019 | 2019, Blog, Gigs/Festival | 0 Comments
“This 2019 iteration of the celebration of music that is the festival… had 80 events spread over 5 days covering 10 different musical genres… bluegrass was well catered for on the lineup, the Special Consensus, no strangers to the festival, the headline act. But until they rode into town for the established Sunday afternoon bluegrass concert, The Petersens & the Munich String Band ably held the keep, if you’ll pardon the oh-so obvious pun.”
by Dave Jnr | January 17, 2019 | 2019, Blog, Gigs/Festival | 0 Comments
“Pulling from their extensive catalogue of material, the 2-hour-long intermission-interrupted set contained many a highlight: the harmonies; the a cappella Gospel numbers; and the instrumentals, especially the bass solos (who doesn’t love a good bass solo or two?) & instrumental-heavy encore, were all outstanding, or just as one might expect from this polished quartet.”
by Dave Jnr | September 1, 2018 | 2018, Blog, Gigs/Festival | 0 Comments
“It’s probably the largest bluegrass festival on the island of Ireland and it has been running now for over a quarter of a century. The lineup for this year’s festival was just as impressive as the festival’s setting of the Ulster American Folk Park, the headline act of husband & wife combo Darin & Brooke Aldridge flown in just for the occasion. It was good to see and hear them again.”
by Dave Jnr | March 8, 2018 | 2018, Blog, Gigs/Festival | 0 Comments
“… the Beast from the East… did its upmost to disrupt the 2018 Ireland tour by Chris Jones And The Night Drivers. It forced the band, formed by Chris Jones in 1995, to ride out the worst of the unusually severe weather in Northern Ireland while wiping our some of the early shows of the 11 gigs originally scheduled.”
– Bill Monroe