• West Virginia Style coming back in June

    West Virginia banjo man, Darrell Sanders, recently announced plans to release an instrumental recording titled West Virginia Style. Originally recorded in 1983 and pressed in vinyl, the project was released on Webco Records, and has been out of print for

  • Tales From The Road

    The primary purpose of pursuing our musical interest is the music itself, and I enjoy simply sitting in the living room practicing with our group, with no one watching. The process of writing a song, arranging it and bringing it

  • Thanks for everything, Earl

    The day we all knew was inevitable has come, but knowing it's coming doesn't make it any easier when it does. It doesn't seem possible, but this man I only met for a few brief minutes probably had more impact

  • It’s About Time – Wayne Taylor

    In one of the most appropriately titled projects in recent memory, Blue Highway bass player and lead vocalist Wayne Taylor has just released his first solo project since joining the group, It's About Time. I had a chance to speak with Wayne recently

  • Pickin’ For Phil in Bristol

    If anyone believes the spirit of giving goes into hibernation each year after Christmas, they should have seen the tangible evidence of love and concern for our fellow man displayed at the Paramount Center in Bristol, Tennessee this past Sunday,

  • Pickin’ For Phil this weekend

    It is often said that you don't really know how many friends you have until you need them. If that is true, Phil Leadbetter is a man who has learned he has many, many friends through his ongoing battle with cancer. On

  • Clay Hess Band Steps Out

    I had the pleasure to witness the debut public appearance of the Clay Hess Band, at the Pumpkin Park Music Hall in Milton, West Virginia on Friday night. Most bluegrass musicians and fans across the country were introduced to Clay

  • Banjo Safari: Back to the Roots

    Feeling adventurous? I know a few banjo players who feel like the king of the bluegrass jungle, so how about a trip back to the land where the banjo began (yes, I know the fifth string was added in America).

  • IBMA Bluegrass in the Schools webinar

    First generation bluegrass pioneers regularly performed in schools, during an era when schoolhouses were the center of activity in communities. Such performances, however, were generally held in the evenings for audiences comprised of the general public. As educational programs and funding

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