Thanks to newly-acquired genetic information, I’ve discovered that I have Bavarian roots. Mark Stoffel, the Night Drivers’ mandolin player, who is half Bavarian, tells me he is half-pleased to hear this. In addition to being known for their outstanding pretzel and car-making ability, Bavarians are […]
Author Archive: George White
George White was raised in Nashville, starting on banjo at age 16 and continuing playing to this day. His journalism career started in Shelbyville, TN, then to Murfreesboro, then to Florida Today in Melbourne, where he covered events for USA Today and Gannett News Service. He now serves as a freelance writer/photographer for several publications.
Call it what you want–bluegrass, country, or inspirational–it’s clear that The Roys are in a trajectory to be one of the top bands in the business. Lee and Elaine Roy talked about their roots, milestones and their current success just before an October 18 performance […]
Banjos are big these days, as evidenced by Mumford and Sons’ Grammy for album of the year, and a recent flurry of activity for traditional bluegrass band The Grascals, including a Grammy nomination of their own, and an appearance on Jay Leno. Some within the […]
Veteran bluegrass mandolin player Alan Bibey of Grasstowne does it the old-fashioned way—and doesn’t mind telling you why. He took a few minutes to explain between sound check and Grasstowne’s November 29 performance in the North Brevard Shrine Center in Titusville, FL. Bibey is both relaxed […]
This cringe-inducing story comes from George White, a free lance writer who we hope can be a regular contributor for Bluegras Today. Every musicians’ worst nightmare is a severe injury to their fingers. For legendary banjo player Todd Taylor, it also includes a squirrel, classical […]