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Dale Murray - Modern Grass - Atlantic Airwaves for Saturday March 24, 2012

On this weeks' edition of the program - A feature on Dale Murray and his new recording Dream Mountain Dream - and a concert featuring the Modern Grass from our East Coast Sessions series.

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A lot of good things have happened to Dale Murray since his days back in the '90s with the legendary Halifax based, indie folk rockers, the Guthries. He's become a sought-after session musician, a solid songwriter, as well as a producer and recording engineer. He's toured and recorded with some of Canada's hardiest road warriors; Hayden, Joel Plaskett, Cuff the Duke, Buck 65, wife Christina Martin, Matt Mays and Blue Rodeo. After a seven-year silence since the release of his last solo album, Brighter Lives, Darker Side, he's finally back with a new one, Dream Mountain Dream. He recorded this one at his newly minted home studio

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The instrumentation is bluegrass, the music is newgrass. With influences ranging from jazz to bluegrass, gypsy to blues, classical and folk, this young group of musicians are melding styles and taking acoustic music into the future.The members of the Modern Grass are Tom Terrell - vocals ,acoustic guitar; Andrew Sneddon- dobro, backing vocals; Donald MacLellan - violin,backing vocals; Adam Pye- bass; and Dan MacCormack on banjo and mandolin. Although the Modern Grass is only a little over a year old, they have already done a cross Canada tour and are in the process of recording their second album.

Here's an interview with the Modern Grass with CBC's Shauntay Grant.

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