Randy Graham has announced the signing of The Crowe Brothers to his Graham Talent Group where he will provide exclusive representation for the band. Josh and Wayne Crowe have been playing and singing bluegrass together since 1975, when they hooked up with banjo legend Raymond Fairchild, […]
Larry Jefferson, a hero to bluegrass lovers in upstate South Carolina, passed away over the weekend in hospice case. He was 73 years of age. A mandolinist and tenor singer, Larry was memorably a member of Charlie Moore and the Dixie Partners in the 1970s, along with […]
One of the finest banjo players of the 1960s and ’70s has left us. Vic Jordan passed away last night in Nashville. He was 77 years of age and had been seriously ill for some time. Vic’s prominence in bluegrass exploded when he joined Bill Monroe […]
This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song, Around The Corner, written by Milan Miller and Thomm Jutz and recorded by banjo great, Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive. This is Baucom’s follow-up to the first single, The Rock, from the same project. The […]
Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of Sweetwater String Band to an exclusive booking and management deal. The California-based quartet plays a unique blend of acoustic folk tinged with bluegrass and old time roots, or as they describe it, “Cello Driven High Sierra Soulgrass.” The […]
We have just learned that Ernie Thacker has been hospitalized again, and that he may be admitted for several weeks with additional surgeries scheduled while he’s there. After joining up with Ralph Stanley at 16 years of age, and spending five years as a Clinch Mountain Boy, […]
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are enjoying a very warm reception for their new album, The Country Blues. The mix of bluegrass, Americana, and alt-country is winning fans and generating radio play in all three genres, and getting them all sorts of notice in the […]
Tim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some time to get his sea […]
It’s definitely bluegrass wedding season! On August 8, Kristýna Otáhalová and Richard Cifersky were married in a beautiful mansion garden in Velky Tynec, Czech Republic. Richard is currently the banjo player with Dale Ann Bradley, and has only recently come to America on a work visa. Kristen (Kiki) […]
Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of lightheadedness yesterday, […]
Here’s a set of tunes guaranteed to get your blood pumping on a Monday morning. It’s Charm City Junction at this summer’s 2016 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, shot by Fred Robbins as part of his annual archiving of festival events. The guys break loose with a medley […]
Dennis Jones, popular North Carolina broadcaster and bluegrass personality, is feeling much better and recovering now at home after a brief hospitalization earlier this month. A bout with salmonella that would have been a mere inconvenience for most of us turned into a life-threatening situation owing […]
Rounder has released a second music video from Rattle & Roar, their latest album from The Earls Of Leicester. Like their self-titled debut in 2014, it’s a tribute to the artistry of Flatt & Scruggs, with 17 lovingly rendered reproductions from the catalog of Lester and […]
The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for its 2016 Special Awards, which go to those who work in our industry outside the artists and performers whose work is highlighted during the gala awards ceremony during World of Bluegrass week. Winners will be announced […]
Mountain Home Music has produced a video tease for their newly-released Stringworks album by Grascals banjo master, Kristin Sctott Benson. The project mixes banjo and bluegrass classics with Kristin’s original tunes, and a few from outside the genre. You’ll not only get to hear portions of several […]
And still more photos from Frank Baker at the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. One more yet to come.
Nathan Stanley, grandson of the recently departed Dr. Ralph Stanley, has organized a special tribute tour in his honor. The show is being billed as A Tribute to my papaw, Dr. Ralph Stanley. The tour will begin in September, and run for several months. Nathan will […]
Here is another gallery of images from Frank Baker taken at this past weekend’s 2016 August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.
Here’s Frank Baker’s second gallery of images from the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. More to come!
Once again, we were fortunate to have Frank Baker at the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania to capture images of the festivities. Here’s his first of several installments.
Deep Waters, the debut Rounder project for The Lonely Heartstring Band, may well be a precursor of what bluegrass music will sound like in the future. In a way I’ve yet to see accomplished as successfully before, they manage to incorporate a more complex harmonic […]
Even if you’re not that familiar with The Farm Hands, you’ve probably heard their recent single, Dig in the Dirt, which has one of the catchiest choruses I’ve heard lately. The song, which is the title track from the group’s latest album, has found quite […]
Awake, ye lovers of traditional bluegrass music and take heed. For released to you this year is High Fidelity, a young band that plays and sings it in the old time way. Few things are more remarkable to me than a group of musicians who […]
To many bluegrass fans, Edgar Loudermilk is likely best known for his solid bass skills, particularly thanks to his long tenure with bluegrass favorites IIIrd Tyme Out. However, over the past few years, Loudermilk has begun to come into his own as a vocalist and […]
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation takes care of people. That’s what it does. And, that is what it did on July 30th during the Susie’s Cause 2nd Annual Bluegrass-Folk Festival at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeyesville, Maryland. The venue could not have been better. […]
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I was in the recording studio for Mountain Home records all this past week, and sometime right before doing another take on our soon-to-be-released medley of I Did it My Way and Wagon Wheel (in German), Ty Gilpin remarked that all the adjectives we use […]more
The Darrell Webb Band has announced they newest member, Collins Miller, who has joined the group on banjo. Collins is 18 years of age, hailing from Arab in northern Alabama. Arab has the honor of being the namesake of a classic bluegrass instrumental by another Alabama […]more
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