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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 from Rudy Fest 2015

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Joe Mullins and Junior Sisk at Rudy Fest 2015 - photo © Bill Warren

Volume Five opened Thursday at Rudy Fest 2015 to an appreciative crowd. Their set was washed out by rain last year, but sunshine held for this year’s! Wildfire followed providing some memories of time spent with J.D. Crowe. Danny Davis joined Wildfire and son, Chris […]


First two days at RudyFest 2015

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rudyfest kicked off Tuesday night with a surprise road guest. Lorraine Jordan was passing thru Grayson, Kentucky and stopped in at the festival grounds. She rounded up the Carolina Road crew and opened the festival, featuring a number of tunes from her new project, Country […]


2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival – Day 3

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The final day of the 2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival was kicked off by one of Michigan’s favorite bands, Out of the Blue. Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys made their first appearance at the Charlotte festival. Donna’s heartfelt songs keep an audience enthralled. Larry […]


2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival – Day 2

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Day 2 of the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival dawned bright and sunny. The schedule was jumbled a bit because Doyle Lawson had a bus breakdown and was unable to make the show. So Harbourtown stepped in and opened the show. Virgil Bowlin brought Peerless Mountain to […]


Photos from Charlotte Bluegrass Festival 2015

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Day 1 of the 43rd Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, Michigan was kicked off by The Blankenships, a well-known and respected family in Michigan bluegrass circles. Folk legend, Joel Mabus, followed with his special brand of old time music. Tony Holt brought his Wildwood Valley Boys […]


Photos from the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Music Association

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend saw the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Music Association present the 39th year of their festival. Saturday was opened by New County Grass from Michigan. They were followed by the traditional sounds of the Kevin Prater Band. Trinity River brought their sibling harmony to three […]


Memories for Melvin Goins

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On April 3, Melvin Goins brought his band, Windy Mountain, to the Kentuckians of Michigan in Romulus, MI. The crowd enjoyed an evening of Melvin’s great bluegrass music. During a set break Melvin was presented a memories cane carved by our own Chopper, who makes carved […]


Photos from Newell Lodge

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The March edition of the Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival in Folkston, GA kicked off Thursday evening with an open stage which featured Clint Wilson and Brandon Bostic. The evening’s show was given by two popular local bands – The King Family and Big Cypress Bluegrass. Harvin […]


2015 Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ernie and Debi Evans continue their whirlwind pace in the Florida bluegrass community. Thursday brought an open mic night to the Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL. The audience enjoyed listening to music provided by local bands and some “put together” bands. Jo […]


Saturday at Palatka 2015

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Breaking Grass opened the final day of the 11th edition of the Palatka Bluegrass Festival. They are a young, high energy band that does primarily original music. The Dry Branch Fire Squad came back for the 2nd day. Ron Thomason’s humor and old time music won the […]