Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]
Author Archive: Richard Thompson
Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Donald Teplyske is a freelance roots and bluegrass music writer […]
Pop culture media site PopMatters has published their year in review articles, including The Best Bluegrass of 2013. You may not agree with the Top 10 choices, but, with another perspective, the list (with reviews) may provide impetus to buy if you are missing any of […]
Pete Wernick announces the availability of two scholarships for his 2014 Advanced Banjo Camp, January 20-25 in Boulder, Colorado. The camp is geared to players in performing bands and focuses on tone, timing, “believability,” creativity, band dynamics, and performance. The scholarships are intended for pickers […]
With news of their Grammy nomination fresh in the mind, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year for 2013, fans of Della Mae will be delighted to learn that the group will be making their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight, December […]
Following up on our notice earlier about the announcement last night of the nominees for the 2014 Best Bluegrass Album in the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy award, we got some reaction to the news from two of the nominees. The five nominees […]
Just over a year ago since their debut at the IBMA Award Show at the Ryman Auditorium, The Masters of Bluegrass – Del McCoury, JD Crowe, Bobby Osborne, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury – will be making their last appearance together at The Philharmonic Center […]