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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Woodbine Opry in Georgia

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

While many in the bluegrass world were in Nashville taking in the events at SPBGMA, small local venues were continuing their shows. One such venue is the Woodbine Opry. The Woodbine Opry is located in Woodbine, Georgia north of Jacksonville, Florida. The Opry was started by Hoydt […]


40th annual Jekyll Island Bluegrass

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 40th Jekyll Island Bluegrass festival, hosted by Norman and Judy Adams, kicked off with Volume 5. This group has rapidly become a festival favorite on the bluegrass circuit. The Gary Waldrep band continued its string of consecutive appearances on the Jekyll stage. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme […]


Michigan bluegrass in early December

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren was a busy boy over the weekend, taking in (and photographing) two different bluegrass events in his part of the world. On Friday, December 4th the Kentuckians of Michigan hosted a meeting and jam session of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. This was […]


Saturday at SOIMF 2015

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saturday at SOIMF – to regulars, and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival to everyone else – kicked off with a breakfast for the members of the Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers Fan Club. Kenny Smith, Buddy Robertson, and Michael Stockman conducted a guitar […]


Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, Fall 2015

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is hosted In November and March by the Joe Mullins family. The November edition was kicked off by Sugar Creek, a young family band from Columbus, Ohio. Remington Ryde from Pennsylvania graced the stage next. They bring their own […]


Newell Lodge 2015

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The weekend of October 10th saw the first Newell Lodge bluegrass festival promoted by Ernie and Debi Evans. They are now working with Harvin Carter and his family to promote festivals on this site in Folkston, GA. This first effort was very successful with the campground […]


Saturday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A rainy Saturday did not dampen the enthusiasm for the crowd at the 15th Nothin’ Fancy Festival. Local band, The Virginia Ramblers, opened the show with a mix of traditional and Gospel favorites. Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice filled in for the Moron Brothers who […]


Friday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival was ushered in with the traditional mountain music sounds of the Bluegrass Mountaineers from Akron, Ohio. Volume Five is rapidly becoming a favorite on the festival circuit. They provide an excellent combination of traditional bluegrass and classic country music. […]


Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thursday at the 15th Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival opened with the wonderful sibling harmony of Flatt Lonesome. Bluegrass Today columnist, Chris Jones, brought the Night Drivers to the stage next. Virginia native, Larry Stephenson, is always a favorite at the festival. The Spinney Brothers are […]


Wednesday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 15th Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival held at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia kicked off Wednesday evening with a potluck supper and local bands on stage. Nothin’ Fancy did an acapella rendition of the National Anthem to start the evening. They were followed by […]