Bluegrass Music

Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman, ‘Gentle on My Mind’

Sometimes, songs become so imbedded in our minds, and our culture, that their essential nature makes us forget how unusual they may actually be. And …

Terrible news from Ernie Thacker

Thacker has been a favorite in the bluegrass community since he was a teen playing with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys. His own promising …

The Grass Cats calling it quits

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Cindy Cashdollar injured in single car accident

Prominent resonator and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar was injured last Thursday in a single vehicle accident near her home in Woodstock, NY.<p>Among …

Reviews of bluegrass music releases

REMINGTON RYDE, "A Storyteller's Memory," Pinecastle. 11 tracks.<p>James King was known as "The Bluegrass Storyteller" and the "King of Mountain …

Entertainment

Bluegrass Jamboree! 2017 tour stops

Attention German bluegrass and old time music lovers! The 2017 edition of the Bluegrass Jamboree! package tour starts next week with 24 dates in …

Band name cleanup on aisle six!

We return this week to one of my favorite subjects: band names. It’s probably in my top five, ranked somewhere between dairy cow breeds and bluegrass …

I Still Pray drops for Kristy Cox

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Matt Umanov Guitars closing in December

Matt Umanov Guitars, a fixture in New York’s Greenwich Village for 35 years, has announced the imminent closing of their shop on Manhattan’s Bleecker …

Dom Flemons - Back to the roots

Recently, The American Banjo Museum, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the Oklahoma History Center partnered to bring <i>Back to our Roots: An exploration</i> …

Saturday at the 2017 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

Saturday was a special day for the 2017 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival.<p>The show was opened by Remington Ryde. They have become a fixture at a …

Music Festivals

Ron Stewart lands with Seldom Scene

Ron Stewart’s search for work didn’t last long after the Boxcars disbanded a few weeks back. Next Saturday, he’ll officially join the Seldom Scene at …

Welcome Aiden Miles Cherryholmes

Skip and Stephanie Cherryholmes are celebrating yesterday’s birth of their first child, Aiden Miles Cherryholmes.<p>Both mom and dad are bluegrass …

Friday at the fall Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

Friday was the opening of the November 2017 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle opened the show at the Roberts Centre …

Festivals

10 Bluegrass Songs Ready for Retirement

<i>Let’s blow up some balloons, get everyone’s signatures on the card, buy a Costco sheet cake, and send each of these bluegrass songs into their golden</i> …

WATCH: Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman, ‘Cinderella’s Fella’

<b>Artist:</b> Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman <b><br>Hometown:</b> Nashville, TN <b><br>Song:</b> “Cinderella’s Fella” <b><br>Album:</b> <i>PICKIN’</i> <b><br>Release Date:</b> November 3, 2017 <b><br>Label:</b> Acoustic …

Jerusalem Ridge Festival to return in 2018

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Frank Solivan jams out for D'Addario

The D’Addario string company has launched a video series where they ask prominent musicians to create a song based on nothing more than a song title. …

Guitar

You Reap What You Sow from Mara Levine

I was visiting my family’s home over Thanksgiving some years ago, and the house was alive with the sound of young people. My son and many nieces and …

Introducing The Roots Revival from Ireland

Here’s yet another new group of acoustic string musicians that has popped up in Ireland, working bluegrass into their traditional sound.<p>The Roots …

Emi Sunshine - new music with an old sound

At 13 years old, Emi Sunshine is already an accomplished singer, musician and songwriter. She’s a fresh face in Americana music, yet her sound is …

Loretta Lynn

Covering Milestones: A Conversation with the Wailin’ Jennys

<i>When the Wailin’ Jennys got back in the studio to record their new album,</i> Fifteen<i>, which celebrates the group’s anniversary together, Nicky Mehta,</i> …

Dolly Parton

How to succeed in bluegrass without a travel agent

<i>It’s been a busy week that has taken me from Alberta to northern Minnesota (via Toronto), back to Alberta and now on to Nashville before playing</i> …

Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World – a review

I have had to think long and hard about what to say about the recent Bill Clifton biography, <i>America’s Bluegrass Ambassador to the World</i>, by Bill C …

Béla & Abby benefit shows in December

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The McLain Family Band - a pictorial history

We often speak here about family bands, as they have been a part of bluegrass music from the very beginning. Among the first hillbilly groups to gain …

Bands

Things moving fast for Midnight Skyracer

Things move quickly in today’s digital world, and it seems that its market is clamoring for more Anglo-Irish girl power bluegrass, as newly-formed …

Soul Connection - The Louvat Brothers

It seems that every band has a Steve! But if given the opportunity to visit with The Louvat Brothers, a string trio based in Belgium, you will find …

Guitar

Ernie Thacker facing amputation of his lower extremities

Ernie Thacker is a deeply beloved bluegrass artist, both for his soulful singing of traditional mountain music, and for the way he has handled severe …

Haas, Kowert, Tice is now Hawktail

For the past several years fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Jordan Tice have performed together as Haas, Kowert, Tice. All …