June/July issue of Pow'r Pickin' - interview with The Rev from the Lil Smokies

In our June/July issue of Pow'r Pickin', Max Paley interviewed The Rev from the Lil Smokies.

Max says: The Lil' Smokies play a dual role for the modern bluegrass scene in that they appreciate and draw from the bluegrass tradition while not being afraid to stretch the boundaries of the genre a bit. This video in particular shows their vocal proficiency with 3-part harmonies and presents them in their best acoustic sense. This song "Go Back" talks about how you can't live in the past, but you can go back to visit every now and again with the Smokies as your time-traveling soundtrack!

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June/July issue of Pow'r Pickin' - Introducing Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass.

Max Paley, writing in our June/July issue of Pow'r Pickin', introduces us to Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass.

Max says: Greensky Bluegrass have brought their genre-busting energy to stages across the U.S. and internationally for close to 20 years now, and this song is a great example of how they can effortlessly transform Prince's pop sound to acoustic instruments while keeping the energy sky high. 

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June/July Issue of Pow'r Pickin' - feature article

Award-Winning Female Artists form "Super Group" for RockyGrass

Alison Brown gathered this group of amazing musicians together to record "Swept Away," the title track to Missy Raines' latest album, which Brown produced. The group is comprised of IBMA best instrument winners Raines (bass), Brown (banjo), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Becky Buller (fiddle) and Molly Tuttle (guitar). 

Read about this bluegrass supergroup, performing at RockyGrass, in the June/July 2018 issue of Pow'r Pickin'!

Check out the cover article of the June - July 2018 Pow'r Pickin' to find out why Alison Brown is so excited to perform with this group. And, she tells us, "It wouldn’t be RockyGrass without a few surprise guests!"

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