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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Calder Baker represents at Zellie’s Opry House

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Zellie’s Opry House is in Howard City, Michigan and is owned and operated by Terri and Keith Grannis. Keith mans the ticket booth and the sound board, and Terri is the emcee. They brought a group of current and former music students in from the […]


Chris Jones & the Night Drivers in Kalamazoo

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Today columnist and SiriusXM DJ Chris Jones brought the Night Drivers to the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) concert. The concert was held in the church’s chapel. It is an intimate setting for an enjoyable […]


Dale Ann Bradley in Akron, NY

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have long believed that Facebook should be fun and useful. It turned out to be both last week. We were on a trip to eastern New York when my wife saw a post from Barry Crabtree that he would be playing in New York […]


Mitch Manns Memorial in Flat Rock

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

“What’s goin’ on?” Mitch Manns greeted everyone with these words. His greeting was silenced on March 18, 2016. Mitch was an icon in the southeast Michigan music scene, especially in the bluegrass and country arenas. He had a long and storied music career, including session work in […]


2016 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

MC Blake Williams brought The Wayfarers, a southeast Ohio band, on stage to kick off the March edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, aka SOIMF. Host band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, took the stage next. The band featured several selections from […]


Newell Lodge Bluegrass, March 2016

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The March festival at Newell Lodge in Georgia is now in the books. The Thursday show was opened by DJ Greg Bird, who was followed by The King Family. Larry Gillis and Swampgrass closed the evening with their mountain bluegrass sound. Larry also kicked off Friday’s show. Mountain […]


Florida Bluegrass Classic wrap up

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday morning at the first Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off by Martin guitar expert, Bill Anderson, doing a workshop on the construction and maintenance of Martin guitars. Florida band, Wry Whiskey were first up on followed by Virginia’s Nothin’ Fancy who stormed the stage […]


Thursday at the Florida Bluegrass Classic

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thursday at the Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off with Brink Brinkman doing a songwriting workshop. He explained his methodology for writing alone and co-writing. The afternoon continued with a Classic Country Roundup Sing-a-long. Calvin Mickey, promoter of the Mickey’s Mountain festival in Ohio joined […]


Florida Bluegrass Classic debuts in Brooksville

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Evans Media Source (Debi and Ernie Evans) are presenting the first Florida Bluegrass Classic at the Florida Classic Park in Brooksville this week. Preliminary activities kicked of Tuesday with a soup beans and cornbread supper, jamming, square dancing, and a performance by singer/story teller Michael […]


More from Palatka – February 2016

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saturday at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival opened with a Gospel sing in front of the stage. Around 20 musicians joined in. At the same time Norman and Judy Adams were hard at work taking reservations for next year’s show. The Marksmen opened the stage show. […]