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Staff Review of "Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings"

Posted by Andrew Small on

Staff Review of "Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings"
17 live duet performances by two giants of American roots music - need I say more? Well, I will, mainly because I have been so excited about this album since I came across it at County Sales a few years ago and my enthusiasm certainly hasn’t faded. Bill Monroe and Doc Watson are two of the greatest to ever pick and sing, and their influence in bluegrass and folk music circles is immeasurable. To hear them play and sing together in a duet setting is a rare treat!...

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Staff Review of "Bonnie Russell and the Russell Family - Mountain Dulcimer, Galax Style"

Posted by Andrew Small on

Staff Review of "Bonnie Russell and the Russell Family - Mountain Dulcimer, Galax Style"

 

Every so often, a recording comes along that takes the listener completely by surprise, inspiring repeated listening and an eagerness to fully appreciate the character, nuance, and power contained within. Such was the case a few weeks ago when I dusted off an old vinyl LP I had recently acquired from our collection and first heard County Records' original recording of the Russell Family from Carroll County, Virginia...

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Floyd Country Store owner revives old-time, bluegrass outlet County Sales

Posted by Dylan Locke on

Floyd Country Store owner revives old-time, bluegrass outlet County Sales

Written by Tad Dickens at The Roanoke Times: Go to Roanoke Times Story The latest move from Floyd businessman Dylan Locke is about resistance. Today, he re-opened the door at County Sales, the bluegrass and old-time CD retailer and mail-order business that closed in January, after 44 years in Floyd. He bought stock from the store’s longtime owner, David Freeman, and took over rent on the business at downtown’s Talley Alley, off West Main Street. A redesigned Countysales.com went live, too, with a newsletter, a podcast from radio host Kinney Rorrer and links to buy albums from the likes of Kenny Baker,...

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