• Wanda Jackson still going strong

    Wanda Jackson soundchecks at the Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City on December 31, 2016 - photo by Budd Walker This concert review and interview is a contribution from Budd Walker and Pamm Tucker with Walkers Folk Mania Media in Oklahoma City,

  • Parks Family Band from Oklahoma

    This article is a contribution from Budd Walker, a blogger and photographer based in Oklahoma City, OK. We hope to have regular contributions from Budd in 2017 as he visits festivals and other bluegrass events in the central parts of

  • Smoky Mountains Rise telethon

    Lorraine Jordan (left) with Dolly Parton and her cohosts Shawn Parr and Elaina D Smith at the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 This report from the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 to benefit the parts of east Tennessee

  • Al Ras Bluegrass Festival 2016

    This review of the Al Ras Bluegrass Festival is a contribution from Spanish banjoist, educator, and composer, Lluis Gomez. The fifteenth edition of Al Ras Bluegrass Festival took place this November in Barcelona and Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain). Al Ras is the

  • 2016 Red Wine Bluegrass Party

    This report is a contribution from Martino Coppo, mandolinist and vocalist with Italy's Red Wine. Each year they host a themed show where they live in northern Italy called Red Wine Bluegrass Party, and Martino sends along some photos and a description. The

  • Kevin Richardson – Embrace every moment

    This article is a contribution from Kevin Richardson, guitarist with The Larry Stephenson Band. He shares a few words about he has achieved his dream of becoming a professional bluegrass performer. Born in Pinehurst, NC in 1979, I missed some of the best

  • Welcome Mark Stoffel to the USA!

    This post is a contribution from Mark Stoffel, mandolinist with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. It was written following his naturalization as an American citizen last week. As we look past this year's extremely divisive election, it may do

  • Ragged Union does Old Blighty

    Geoff Union, guitarist and fearless leader of Colorado's Ragged Union, offers this report from their current tour of Great Britain. We’ve made it to roughly the halfway point of our 2 week tour - here’s a little update on how things

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