Country Music HOF to feature Seckler book

By |July 13th, 2016|Bluegrass Asociations News, Curly Seckler, Featured, Penny Parsons|

On July 22, 2016, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will feature a discussion with Penny Parsons, author of Foggy Mountain Troubadour – The Life and Music of Curly Seckler. The book, recently published by the

Bluegrass haiku for me and for you

By |July 13th, 2016|Chris Jones, Featured, Funny stuff|

I’ve recently had a few requests to revisit the bluegrass haiku, or at least to write a few more of them. The people making these requests have asked not to be identified; apparently there’s some shame connected with the bluegrass

Grateful Ball Tour in October

By |July 13th, 2016|Bluegrass festival/concert news, Featured, Jeff Austin, Travelin McCourys|

Good news for bluegrass loving Dead Heads! The Jeff Austin Band and The Travelin’ McCourys have decided to recreate their successful Grateful Ball concert as a week-long tour this October. The original show was held at Urban Chestnut Brewing in St.

Nick Dauphinais to Mountain Faith

By |July 12th, 2016|Bluegrass band news, Featured, Mountain Faith, Nick Dauphinais|

Mountain Faith has made another personnel change this year, bringing Nick Dauphinais on board to play guitar after the departure of both David and Jimmy Meyer. Nick has been with the band this past few weeks. He joins modern bluegrass’ current first family,

More photos from Norwalk 2016

By |July 12th, 2016|Band Of Ruhks, Blue Mafia, Bluegrass festival/concert news, Caney Creek, Featured, Harbourtown, Idletymes, Junior Sisk|

The Friday stage show at the Norwalk Music Festival was kicked off by a local band, Vertical Limit, playing strong, traditional bluegrass. They were followed by Columbus, Ohio’s Out of Mind Bluegrass Band. Co-promoter Kurt Hickman brought his band, Harbourtown to

Rickey Wasson Band launches

By |July 12th, 2016|Bluegrass band news, Featured, Rickey Wasson|

Rickey Wasson, long time guitarist and lead singer with J.D. Crowe and The New South, has announced the formation of his own group. The Rickey Wasson Band will tour in support of his new album, Croweology, released at the end

Rattle & Roar preview from The Earls

By |July 12th, 2016|Bluegrass Videos, Earls Of Leicester, Featured, Flatt & Scruggs|

This Friday’s release of Rattle & Roar from The Earls of Leicester is among the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2016 to date in the bluegrass and acoustic music world. Their success since first appearing in 2013 has surprised a

A Show for Joe in September

By |July 11th, 2016|Alison Krauss, Blue Ridge Music Center, Bluegrass festival/concert news, Featured, Jerry Douglas, Joe Wilson, The Whites|

Joe Wilson, who died in 2015, was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region

Bluegrass on the Grass 2016

By |July 11th, 2016|Bluegrass festival/concert news, Charm City Junction, Coaltown Rounders, Featured, High Fidelity|

Once again, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania has hosted their free festival, Bluegrass on the Grass on campus. It’s an event for the local community, as most students are gone now for summer vacation, but faculty and staff also often

Michael Cleveland a viral video phenom!

By |July 11th, 2016|Bluegrass Videos, Facebook, Featured, fiddle, Michael Cleveland|

It’s often said these days that if you could figure out and bottle what makes videos go viral online, you’d have a pot of gold on your hands. Every so often, something universal in the human condition is captured digitally,

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