Author Archive: Bill Warren

Bill Warren is a photographer and bluegrass enthusiast in Troy, Michigan. You can find out more about Bill and see his images at

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More photos from Wide Open Bluegrass ’16

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA’s Word of Bluegrass was a whirlwind of meetings, jams, luncheons, awards, and street fair music. Here is a taste of Friday and Saturday’s street fair with everything from a class of youngsters to a guy watching from the roof of the Marriott.


Another Tuesday World of Bluegrass report

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A couple of the sessions at Tuesday’s first day of World of Bluegrass 2016 dealt with the state of the industry, and band composition. Points of view were given by a talent buyer, a booking agent, a band manager, a record executive, and a band […]


More photos from Nothin’ Fancy 2016

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nothin’ Fancy had a perfect weather weekend for their 16th festival this past weekend. Remington Ryde opened Friday’s show to a “ready for some bluegrass music” crowd. They were followed by multi-IBMA award nominees, Flatt Lonesome. Then Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long hit the stage […]


Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy ’16

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nothin’ Fancy has what can only be described as “hardcore” fans, as evidenced by a fan’s fingernails we saw yesterday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, VA. Mike Andes posed with the band’s new CD. He said something about “shameless self-promotion.” Jeff Scroggins […]


Opening ceremonies at Nothin’ Fancy Festival

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Nothin’ Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, Virginia always kicks off with a Wednesday night potluck. This photographer can tell you that bluegrassers know how to cook – and how to eat!! Wednesday night is also the opening ceremonies. Nothin’ Fancy kicked off with an […]


Friday night with The Kentuckians of Michigan

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Kentuckians of Michigan, located in Romulus, Michigan, opened their bluegrass season on Friday night with the debut of the Huron River Band. The band formed from six seasoned musicians having fun jamming together. The band consists of Burl Stevens on dobro, Ralph and Steve […]


A big bluegrass weekend in southeastern Michigan

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Gibson Brothers ushered in a big weekend of bluegrass music in southeast Michigan with a performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor on Friday evening. An appreciative audience was treated to a great show. The band spent the rest of the weekend in Remus, […]


Junior Sisk in southeastern Michigan

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Big doin’s at Milan 2016

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday at the 2016 Milan Bluegrass Festival saw a brief rain shower in the morning, but the sun was shining brightly by the time the first band took the stage. The Crowe Brothers made their first appearance at Milan in many years. They brought the […]


Thursday at the Milan Bluegrass Festival

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thursday dawned bright and sunny at the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Ohio band Sugar Creek Bluegrass added the high energy of a group of young siblings to the sunshine. The energy continued with the old time sound of the Wayfarers. Blue Highway then made its first […]