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Bluegrass dream analysis in the time of COVID-19

By |2020-04-29T13:34:02+00:00April 29th, 2020|Breaking News, Chris Jones, Funny stuff|

We’ve discussed bluegrass dream analysis in past columns, so if you’ve read any of those, you’re already familiar with the four classic bluegrass dream archetypes: The stage anxiety dream in which you’re introduced by the MC, only to look around

Barry Abernathy adopts two young children, one with his same birth defect

By |2020-04-28T22:42:52+00:00April 28th, 2020|Appalachian Road Show, banjo, Barry Abernathy, Bluegrass Today Profiles, Breaking News, kurate featured|

We were all amazed and impressed the first time that we saw Barry Abernathy pick the banjo. Born with only a thumb and stub of an index finger on his left hand, he reached over the top of the banjo

Never Ending Song Of Love from Hugh Moore & Friends

By |2020-04-28T18:15:12+00:00April 28th, 2020|Billy Troy, Bluegrass Videos, Bobby Osborne, Boj Osborne, Breaking News, Chris Sharp, Hugh Moore, Ray Legere|

If you spend any time online, you will have seen some of these social distancing music videos where performers record a video together from various locations around the country, or around the world. They have popped up in every imaginable

Rebel Records delivers 10 deep catalog recordings to global radio 

By |2020-04-28T13:13:28+00:00April 28th, 2020|Airplay Direct, Bluegrass radio news, Breaking News, Rebel Records|

Charlottesville, VA based Rebel Records has linked up with AirPlay Direct, the premiere digital delivery/distribution provider of bluegrass music for worldwide radio. Their agreement will see several back-catalog titles released during the next year. Initially, ten ‘deep catalogue’ recordings have

Darren Beachley joins Linda Lay and Springfield Exit

By |2020-04-27T23:21:03+00:00April 27th, 2020|Bluegrass band news, Breaking News, Darren Beachley, Linda Lay, Springfield Exit|

Well… it sure is nice to be writing about live bluegrass music again! A familiar face is returning to the bluegrass world. Long time grasser, Darren Beachley, is set to begin performing with Linda Lay & Springfield Exit as soon

StowTown purchases Vine Records as a bluegrass imprint

By |2020-04-27T22:40:50+00:00April 27th, 2020|Bluegrass recording news, Breaking News, kurate featured, Lizzy Long, Vine Records|

StowTown Records in Johnson City, TN, a Gospel music record company launched in 2011, has announced the acquisition of Vine Records, which they will brand as their bluegrass label. When StowTown was founded, co-owner Wayne Haun focused his energy on

Over on the Other Shore – Destination Bluegrass Band

By |2020-04-27T22:16:43+00:00April 27th, 2020|Breaking News, Destination Bluegrass, Music Reviews|

Anyone who’s made the rounds of the Virginia/North Carolina fiddler’s convention circuit in the past few years has probably seen the Destination Bluegrass Band at least once. The group, based out of central North Carolina, is a frequent flyer –

Track Premiere: Blackbird Says To The Crow from Jake Blount

By |2020-04-27T15:35:41+00:00April 27th, 2020|Bluegrass recording news, Breaking News, Jake Blount|

Rhode Island banjo player Jake Blount has something to say with his upcoming album, Spider Tales, coming from Free Dirt Records on May 29. It’s part old time music exposition, and partly a result of his research into the contributions of

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