• Still more from August in Gettysburg 2016

    Here is another gallery of images from Frank Baker taken at this past weekend’s 2016 August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

    Still more from August in Gettysburg 2016
    | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • Train That Carried My Girl From Town video from The Earls

    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 […]

    Train That Carried My Girl From Town video from The Earls
    | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn

    At 70 years of age, most of us are thinking about slowing down and enjoying a well-deserved rest. But not John McEuen. The banjo maven has 50 years of professional music behind him and says that he is as excited about his new project, Made In Brooklyn, […]

    John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn
    | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • Ernie Thacker hospitalized again

    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, […]

    Ernie Thacker hospitalized again
    | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
  • Rob and Trey back across the pond

    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 […]

    Rob and Trey back across the pond
    | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn

At 70 years of age, most of us are thinking about slowing down and enjoying a well-deserved rest. But not John McEuen. The banjo maven has 50 years of professional music behind him and says that he is as excited about his new project, Made In Brooklyn, […]

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Rob and Trey back across the pond

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 […]

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Collins Miller to Darrell Webb

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 […]

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Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia to Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions has made another move in the bluegrass biz, signing Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia for booking representation. Randall played bass for Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys for much of the last few years of Stanley’s life, leaving the group in February of […]

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Dale Sledd passes

Dale Sledd, guitarist and vocalist with The Osborne Brothers during their peak years, passed away on Sunday evening. He was 78 years of age. Sledd was with the band from 1966 through 1977, during which time he recorded hits like Roll Muddy River, Rocky Top, […]

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Ernie Thacker hospitalized again

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, […]

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Rob and Trey back across the pond

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 […]

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Tim Surrett recovering at home

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 […]

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Congratulations Richard and Kiki!

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) […]

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Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

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, […]

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Train That Carried My Girl From Town video from The Earls

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 […]

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IBMA announces 2016 Special Awards Nominees

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 […]

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Stringworks video tease from Kristin Scott Benson

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 […]

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John Anderson and Lorraine Jordan do Seminole Wind

Lorraine Jordan has released yet another collaboration video from her current album, Country Grass. The record, consisting of grassified duets with top-selling country artists, has helped elevate her and Carolina Road to a new level of visibility within both bluegrass and country music circles. On […]

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Cindy Baucom jumps to television

Cindy Baucom, whose syndicated radio show Knee Deep In Bluegrass has been running for 13 years on the John Boy & Billy Network, is pleased to be taking the show to the television box. The half hour program will feature bluegrass music videos, along with […]

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Still more from August in Gettysburg 2016

Here is another gallery of images from Frank Baker taken at this past weekend’s 2016 August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

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More from Gettysburg, August 2016

Here’s Frank Baker’s second gallery of images from the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. More to come!

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August 2016 in Gettysburg

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.

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Wayne Taylor’s return is a hit at Gettysburg

The two annual festivals at Gettysburg, in May and August, always have the feel of a family reunion. You catch up with folks that you haven’t seen for a few months, hear some terrific music, stumble across some interesting characters and leave already looking forward […]

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Junior Sisk in southeastern Michigan

Junior Sisk brought Rambler’s Choice to the Oakland County Parks program, Music in the Meadows on Friday, August 19th. Music in the Meadows is a series of free concerts held at Bear Creek Nature Park in Oakland Township in southeast Michigan. Many in the audience […]

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Deep Waters – Lonely Heartstring Band

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 […]

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Dig In The Dirt – The Farm Hands

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 […]

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Hi-Fi Bluegrass – High Fidelity

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 […]

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Georgia Maple – Edgar Loudermilk

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 […]

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Susie’s Cause Bluegrass-Folk Festival takes care of us

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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Conflict resolution in bluegrass wordplay

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Having a Coffee with ……………. Jimmy Bowen

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   There’s more to former mandolin player and tenor vocalist for the Country Gentlemen […]

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Bob French passes

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bob French, former banjo player with Joe Val and The New England Bluegrass Boys and partner with his wife as Bob & Grace French and The Rainbow Valley Folks, has passed away. He was 86 years of age. Bob and Grace started their life in music playing […]

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Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that’s advice that you’re wise to […]

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Scott Street Five String Finals expands to include old time

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Scott Street Five String Finals competition, to be held in Richmond, VA on October 8. Held in conjunction with the Richmond Folk Festival, the competition is hosted in honor of the late Scott Street, a prominent […]

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