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Kristy Cox Europe 2021

‘OK, let’s try that again, shall we? Postponed in 2020 😡 due to the Covid-19 pandemic 😷, we’re proud to announce Kristy Cox Europe 🇪🇺 2021. We’re busy once again networking with local bluegrass enthusiasts, festivals and venues in countries all over Europe to reschedule the tour for May 2021. It’s one more year of planning to make it even better than it would have been in 2020.’

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Kristy Cox Europe 2020 | * Postponed *

“Despite the hard-hitting graphic, the tour is postponed, not cancelled, and we’re already working to make it a reality for May 2021. One more year of planning to make it even better than it would have been this year.”

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650AM WSM Radio, Nashville

“The broadcast home of the Grand Ole Opry and ‘The Most Famed Country Music Station in The World’, 650AM WSM Radiowas founded by the now defunct National Life and Accident Insurance Company, who used the call sign WSM (We Shield Millions), and first broadcast on October 5 of 1925. We paid a visit to station’s ‘fishbowl’ studio in the bowels of Nashville’s mammoth Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Eddie Stubbs spinning the discs as he did each weekday evening before his July 2020 retirement from both WSM and Grand Ole Opry announcer duties.”

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Adams & Staats | October 2019

IRELAND, OCTOBER 12-20, 2019 | Proudly presented by mygrassisblue.com

A gifted, musically agile and versatile duo, Brandon Lee Adams & Johnny Staats embarked on their first tour of Ireland, the 9-gig nationwide tour succeeding in providing them with an array of new and expanded live performance opportunities and experiences, the kind only Ireland can provide.

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Adams & Staats | Ireland 2019, Days 4-6

Three more days, three more gigs, musicial collaborations, and the wild Atlantic west coast. It’s our media-heavy recap of days 4-6 of #AdamsandStaatsIreland2019, our 2019 9-gig nationwide tour of Ireland by flatpicking guitarist Brandon Lee Adams and mandolin maestro Johnny Staats.

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Adams & Staats | Ireland 2019, Days 1-3

Lots of ground covered. From the airport to UPS to Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast to rural Donegal to sleepy Cork. A puncture, a missed radio interview, the first three gigs, and the first three post-gig jams. It’s our media-heavy recap of days 1-3 of #AdamsandStaatsIreland2019, our 2019 9-gig nationwide tour of Ireland by flatpicking guitarist Brandon Lee Adams and mandolin maestro Johnny Staats.

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Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa | Ireland 2019

Appaloosa, who, according to their website, are a ‘a group of seasoned musicians who play predominately original, contemporary and traditional Bluegrass music’, were formed in 2008 by Wayne Taylor after retiring from 21 years of service with Country Current, the US Navy’s renowned country-bluegrass ensemble. Wayne has shared a stage, and a song (‘Uncle Pen’ no less), with Bill Monroe (in 1995) and his two-decade-plus stretch with the Navy band, the last 9 of which were as band leader, saw him play for many a bigwig – heads of state, royalty and even 4 US presidents. But on this night, World Bluegrass Day 2019, he played for us, us and about 70 others in the Village Arts Centre in sleepy Kilworth, County Cork.”

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Leroy Troy Trio | September 2019

IRELAND, SEPTEMBER 5-15, 2019 | Proudly presented by mygrassisblue.com

From the pastoral rolling hills and hollers of sunny Tennessee came the founding members of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Mike Armistead and the indefatigable Leroy Troy. Accompanied by their songwriting guest and part-time band member George Harper, this frolicking threesome entertained an Irish audience in the old Southern traditions of comedic song, tales of loved and lost, and the occasional story.

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