Author Archive: Guest Contributor

Occasionally, we have Guest Contributors who share their thoughts and experiences on Bluegrass Today.

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Eddie and Martha Adcock recovering after serious auto accident

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Martha Adcock shared this report of the horrifying car crash she and Eddie were in over this past weekend. Both vehicles were demolished but, in the good news side of the equation, both she and Eddie are likely to fully recover. Here is her description… I […]


Rhonda and the Hag – meant to be

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This bluegrass story of coincidence and kismet comes from the Queen of Bluegrass herself, Rhonda Vincent, about how she came to finally meet one of her idols, the great Merle Haggard. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage performed two sold out […]


American Originals a Hit in Cincinnati

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

This report on a special multi-genre musical show in Ohio comes from Artie Werner, manager and bass player with The Missy Werner Band. Cincinnati Music Hall was a great place to be this past weekend, where artists of several genres joined together to present American […]


More from Special C in Ireland

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s another report from Greg Cahill, who is in Ireland with Special Consensus. We are having a great tour – played a show in a castle in Roscrea, Ireland and the huge Winterfest in Sixmilebridge, Ireland. Sean Ryan, who with his wife Aine owns the […]


Special C learns about beer

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So what is the first thing a bunch of bluegrass boys do when they land in Ireland? Here’s Special Concensus’ Greg Cahill to explain. We left the USA one week ago today and have now played in Clonmel, Headford, Portarlington, Dublin and playing tonight in […]


The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

This commentary is a contribution from four former members of the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. All four, Henri Deschamps, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Wightman, and Brian Smith, resigned from the Board following a dispute with the Chair, Jon Weisberger, shortly after […]


Town Mountain in Germany with The Bluegrass Jamboree

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This report is a contribution from Nick DiSebastian, bass player with Town Mountain who have just completed a tour in Germany. On December 15th we departed for a 3 week tour across Germany called The Bluegrass Jamboree. Each year Rainer Zellner attends IBMA to recruit three American […]


Behind the Image: Jim McGuire’s Hall of Fame Photo

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This article on the iconic image of John Hartford his fans know so well is a contribution from Phil Newman, a writer based in Franklin, TN, who serves as publicist for The John Hartford Office. It also appeared in the December 2014 edition of the John […]


Carl Chatski – computer whiz, social activist, musician

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This memoriam to Carl Chatski, who passed away this summer, is a contribution from Shannon Murray, Richard ‘Dick’ Ochs, and other friends of Carl. At the time of his passing we posted a brief note, indicating that we had been unable to find many details about […]


A suggestion for IBMA Governance and Management Architecture

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

This commentary is a contribution from Henri Deschamps, long tine supporter of the International Bluegrass Music Association, and a recently resigned member of their Board of Directors. Henri has a lifetime of experience in business, where he has achieved substantial success, and has served on multiple […]