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May 2018:

Congratulations to Mr. Tony Williamson for being 2018’s North Carolina Heritage award recipient!  This honor is bestowed on only the most impactful in the field of preservation of traditions in the state and is a testiment to Tony’s skills and influence as a mentor to new generations, preserver of the heritage through music, and contribution to the overall heritage and culture.  There are many reasons why our favorite mandolinist was chosen… from founding and preserving Mando Mania at Merlefest to playing and teaching aboout vintage instruments, to restoring and reworking classic and historic music in a new light.  We celebrated at the Heritage awards show in Raleigh!  Here’s the video:

If you enjoyed it and wish to hear more great music by Williamson click the album artwork below or here.  It will take you to a page exploring the newest recording and Tony’s discography:


Fortunately for you, one needn’t wait to celebrate these new accolades or to celebrate Williamson’s illustrious career.  In anticipation of this exciting honor, Tony has released a unique collection of rare and unreleased material spanning from 1968-2018 and featuring some of the hottest special guests in music!  The album is called ‘Heritage’ and it is one of the most unique and exciting adventures you can take in recorded musical history.  Real Groove Music invites you to explore.  Begin your journey by clicking here or the album cover graphic above!

February 2017:

The much anticipated release of The Williamson Brothers’ ‘The Bluegrass Gentlemen’ album is here!  Remastered from its original vinyl release in 1970, this music tells the story of how a band of youths from NC won the fiddler’s convention, recorded an album, and embarked on a fantastic musical career that would last a lifetime.  See where it all began here, with their very first record, now available on all your favorite digital platforms.  Click here or the pic to learn more!  


January 2017:

Thanks so much for a spectacular 2016!  We’ve had 2 new additions to our ‘Real Groove Music Live’ Series featuring Tony Williamson and The Williamson Brothers.  Rad Andy has released his 24 track spectacular ‘Now Trending’ and Tony Williamson’s Christmas Trio has enriched your holidays with yet another take on a holiday classic ‘Chipmunk Song’.  Live shows, videos, pics, streaming and more and there is so much yet to come.   We’re already looking ahead to our next awesome shows in 2017!


To learn more, keep in the loop, and get notifications of live appearances and new releases, sign up for our mailing list and check the ‘Tour’ tab of the website.  Also, just recently, the ‘Rad Andy’ Spotify has been enhanced to feature concert dates as well, so to stream and keep up with shows by area, please follow me through the link below.  Thanks, and looking forward to the next show!

Fall 2016 Featured:  Live at The Guvner’s Ball

Real Groove Music artist Tony Williamson debuted a brand new, unreleased song called 'Hick’ry Mountain' live at the Guvner’s Ball this year!  Enjoy the video below, the performance features Irish artist Declan O’Rourke, Dayne Shelor, Rad Andy, and a host of other talented musicians known collectively as ‘The Guvner’s Band’.

April 2016 Featured:  Now Trending

The wait is over!  Welcome to Rad Andys sophomore release Now Trending.  This collection spans over a decade of recording and presents 24 tracks.  Rad brings forth favorite Real Groove Music artists Tony Williamson, James Dawkins, and Don Wright as featured performers on many tracks. Prepare yourself for a journey that defies genre, excites the senses, and inspires the mind.  Click the pic below to enjoy on Amazon mp3 and GooglePlay, or preview and download on the iTunes menu bar to the right:


This album WILL surprise you.  Rad presents original material in the styles of jam rock, bluegrass, experimental, and funk with jazz, traditional and rock instrumentation.  Interlaced artfully are covers from a wide variety of songwriters including Elvis Presley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, My Chemical Romance, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, and more.  The last 4 bonus tracks include live cuts which complete the 2014 release Live In The Triad by Tony Williamson & ¡Rad & Jamez!

Go ahead, explore, listen, enjoy and download.  You’ll be glad you did.

February 2016 Featured:  The Williamson Brothers Live in Virginia Vol 2!  The New Recording is here! Click here or the Pic Below to experience the magic via Amazon MP3:


This album is the sequel to Live in VA Volume 1! Together, these live recordings capture an epic concert performed at the Floyd Country Store by Tony & Gary Williamson.  Backed by a full band, the artists perform many of their hits from the albums My Rocky River HomeLet Us Cross Over The River and Still Light of the Evening. Enjoy a selection on iTunes:

Volume 2 starts a duo performance of ‘Wild Julio’ by Tony Williamson and Don Wright.  Then, the full band gets going with a high energy set.  Not only do they masterfully play classics like “Rovin’ Gambler” and ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’, but they slow it down for some power ballads you may not know them for, like “Slowly” and “If The Back Door Could Talk”.  This recording also features the first ever public performance of “I Miss My Dear Mother And Dad”, a featured single from their studio album “Bluegrass!”. You’ll also enjoy engaging stories between songs along the way.  What are you waiting for? Try it with the player below, then add it to your Amazon mp3, GooglePlay or iTunes collection today!

Enjoy our Videos Page for a sampling of Real Groove Music’s sights and sounds!

 © Rad Andy 2015