• The Christmas song from Greg Booth

    Alaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007. This time it’s Bob Wells […]

    The Christmas song from Greg Booth
    | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Delmore Dedication Vol 2: Will You Be Lonesome, Too?

    Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

    Delmore Dedication Vol 2: Will You Be Lonesome, Too?
    | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • On A Winter’s Night – John Reischman & The Jaybirds

    John Reischman & The Jaybirds are among the most unique and distinctive string bands working on the bluegrass scene today. Part of that comes the many folk and old time influences that are apparent in their music, as opposed to the impact that pop and country have […]

    On A Winter’s Night – John Reischman & The Jaybirds
    | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Merry Christmas from Chris Jones

    The following is a column which was originally posted last Christmas Day. You probably didn’t read it at the time. I know I didn’t. Since I managed to pound one out last Christmas Day, I decided I was entitled to take Christmas Eve off this […]

    Merry Christmas from Chris Jones
    | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • White Christmas from Detour

    Here’s another Christmas video from Missy Armstrong and Jeff Rose of Detour, their version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. This song is said to be one of the top selling records of all time, with various versions notching 100 million sales since 1941 when Bing […]

    White Christmas from Detour
    | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Delmore Dedication Vol 2: Will You Be Lonesome, Too?

Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

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New direction for Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull is in the studio again this month trying to finish up her third project for Rounder Records, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. When discussing this record with Rounder’s Ken Irwin this summer, he suggested that she was “going in […]

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Jacob Eller to The Church Sisters

The Church Sisters have announced that Jacob Eller has joined their band on bass. Like the Churches, Jacob is a native of SW Virginia who learned to play bluegrass as a youngster. Before touring the world as a member of Sierra Hull’s band, he was […]

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Flashback reunion band booking for 2015

Don Rigsby and Josh Williams aren’t the only ones with a J.D. Crowe Tribute Band taking shows for next year. The actual band from the Flashback album era, with the actual J.D. Crowe, will be doing a limited number of appearances in 2015. That would be […]

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Snapshots from Darin & Brooke in February

Mountain Home Music has announced a February release for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge. It will be called Snapshots, and is intended to present a group of songs that have meaning to the couple, just like the stack of photos they might […]

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Delmore Dedication Vol 1: Blue Railroad Train

Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

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Bluegrassers Need A Helping Hand

If you’re blessed to have a little extra this holiday season, two hardworking and talented bluegrass musicians can use your help. Songwriter-bass player Angie Hawkins and guitarist Larry Dwight Benefield lost their Lafayette, AL, home and nearly all of their possessions in a fire on […]

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Dollywood auditions set for 2015 season

The success of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN has spurred the tourist and entertainment industry industry in East Tennessee. Millions of visitors have toured the park in recent years, and the newer adjacent Dolly-themed water park, leading to growth in the hotel […]

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Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

Bourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]

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Merry Christmas from Scott and Bobby

Scott Napier and Bobby Osborne, otherwise known as the mandolin faculty at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, created this brief holiday message on video. It’s their twin mando version of the Christmas classic, You Better Watch […]

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The Christmas song from Greg Booth

Alaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007. This time it’s Bob Wells […]

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White Christmas from Detour

Here’s another Christmas video from Missy Armstrong and Jeff Rose of Detour, their version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. This song is said to be one of the top selling records of all time, with various versions notching 100 million sales since 1941 when Bing […]

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Darin & Brooke with a special version of Jingle Bells

Darin & Brooke Aldridge introduced a special vocal guest during their Christmas shows this month, for a tail-wagging version of Jingle Bells.  

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Merry Christmas from Sierra and Jesse

Sierra Hull and Jesse Gregory, two of the finest singers in Nashville, have put together this home video version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, one of the most beloved 20th Century holiday songs. It was introduced in 1944 by Judy Garland in the film, […]

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My Weary Heart video from G2

It looks we’re in a Scandinavian mood this morning… G2 has released a second video from their latest album, Mind Over Matter. It’s not really a bluegrass track, more of an acoustic ballad, featuring guitarist and lead vocalist Christoffer Olsson. The other band members show up […]

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Bluegrass Weather Report – Christmas 2014

Here’s our Special Christmas Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report. It would seem that we are all taking the week off.  

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Earls of Leicester in Nashville

When the Earls of Leicester stopped for a show at The Station Inn in Nashville, Shelly Swanger was there to capture the moment. The band is a special project group that Jerry Douglas put together as a tribute to the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs […]

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J.D. Crowe Tribute Band playing this weekend

Keith Whitley fans in Nashville and northeastern Kentucky are in for a special treat when Don Rigsby and Josh Williams take their J.D. Crowe Tribute Band out for a spin this weekend. The band was assembled for a performance at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer […]

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Town Mountain in Germany with The Bluegrass Jamboree

This report is a contribution from Nick DiSebastian, bass player with Town Mountain who have just completed a tour in Germany. On December 15th we departed for a 3 week tour across Germany called The Bluegrass Jamboree. Each year Rainer Zellner attends IBMA to recruit three American […]

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Mountains of Music Homecoming in Virginia

The value of indigenous folk and acoustic music to regional tourism is something that is being realized in many parts of the US these days. Our cultural history doesn’t go back as far as our friends’ in Europe does, but people here are still fascinated by […]

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On A Winter’s Night – John Reischman & The Jaybirds

John Reischman & The Jaybirds are among the most unique and distinctive string bands working on the bluegrass scene today. Part of that comes the many folk and old time influences that are apparent in their music, as opposed to the impact that pop and country have […]

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J.D. Crowe Tribute Band in KY

Although I was able to see most of the 1990s and 2000s versions of J.D. Crowe & the New South, I never got the chance to attend a performance by what many people consider the classic lineups of the New South – the 1970s groups […]

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Blue – Mountain Faith

It’s a plain fact that Gospel music has always been a part of the bluegrass tradition. From the earliest days, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers incorporated spirituals and hymns into their stage and radio shows, typically performed without banjo or fiddle […]

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In the Wind Somewhere – Richard Bennett

Although I’ve heard quite a few great albums this year, from both new and established artists, one of the strongest and most enjoyable is the newest release from Richard Bennett, In the Wind Somewhere. On this, his second project for eastern Kentucky’s Lonesome Day Records, […]

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Nashville – The Osborne Brothers

Although today, the Osborne Brothers are often recognized as symbols of traditional bluegrass, during much of their recording career, they were some of the most adventurous artists in the bluegrass world. They were using country instruments – electric bass, drums, steel guitar, piano – before […]

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Having A Coffee with……. Russell Moore

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Born on December 21, 1963, Russell Moore began playing music […]

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On This Day #36 – Don Law

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim & Jesse and […]

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Karin Wright – You Got The Silver

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We hear a good bit about bluegrass music in Sweden these days, but less so in neighboring Norway. It’s there, however, and we get a taste with the release of You Got The Silver from Norwegian artist Karin Wright. She’s the latest singer from outside […]

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Behind The Mic with Dennis Jones

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although we certainly have stars in bluegrass music, there’s really more of a feeling of community – shared between fans, musicians (professional and amateur alike), and other folks within the industry – that many other musical genres do not enjoy. It’s not every day that […]

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Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]

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