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Starlett & Big John


Bluegrass Duet Starlett and Big John new single “Sugar Coated Love” is out on Turnberry Records and available on all your digital streaming platforms.

The duo is comprised of 38-year music veteran and Virginian, Big John Talley, who has performed with various outfits including New Dominion Bluegrass, and whose performance resume includes many appearances with Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys--including at the Grand Ole Opry--as well as with Jackie Phelps (Hee Haw), Tater Tate and Jodi Rainwater. Guitarist Talley is joined by the talented Starlett Boswell Austin, a singer since childhood recognized as bassist and vocalist previously with Lawson Creek Grass.

The guys we played with are our dream band. Those “dream band” musicians also appearing on the upcoming record include: Jonathan Dillion (mandolin), David Carroll (banjo) and Ron Stewart (fiddle).

Stewart--bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and winner of IBMA “Player of the Year” awards for both fiddle and banjo wrote of the CD: “Great original material, a couple of deep catalogue classics, some newer gems, great singing, great picking, good production, it’s all there.

Turnberry Records and Management looks forward to bringing new music to the world. Located in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the label is a division of The Bluegrass Standard Magazine, which provides in-depth interviews with both the stars--and the up-and-coming new artists--in the worlds of bluegrass, country, Americana and folk. For more information about Starlett and Big John, or about the label visit or

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