Author Archive: Shannon Turner

Shannon W. Turner has spent over twenty years in the Nashville music community, working in TV, print, digital and radio media. She has written for Bluegrass Unlimited,, AOL’s The Boot, Fiddler, CMA Close Up and others. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Bluegrass.

Born and raised in West Virginia as part of an extended musical family, her passion for music was instilled by her parents exposing her to everything from Elvis and Ray Charles to Earl Scruggs and Loretta Lynn. She dedicates her work to their memories.

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A Great Night of Bluegrass Music

| August 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Good evening, music lovers!” effused Sam Bush, to a packed-out barn of bluegrass fans and industry folks who’d gathered at the Loveless Barn just outside Nashville last night (August 14) for a special edition of Music City Roots, the weekly radio show that celebrates the […]


Final RockyGrass 2013 photos

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is Shannon Turner’s final set of photos from RockyGrass 2013.  


More from RockyGrass ’13

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is another look at RockyGrass 2013 from Shannon Turner.  


Del and the boys at RockyGrass

| July 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Shannon Turner sent these snaps from Friday evening’s performance by The Del McCoury Band at RockyGrass 2013.  


Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Take Opry Bow

| July 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

“There’ll be guitars and fiddles, Earl Scruggs and his banjo too Bill Monroe singin’ out them ol’ Kentucky Blues Ernest Tubb’s number Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right At the Grand Ole Opry ev’ry Saturday night” Grand Ole Opry Song, Jimmy Martin It’s an appearance […]


Kids Camp and RockyGrass Academy 2013

| July 26, 2013 | 4 Comments

Shannon Turner is at RockyGrass this weekend in Lyons, CO and shared these images from the pre-festival workshops.  


Ten Reasons MerleFest 2013 Was Awesome

| May 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

MerleFest 2013 is now history, but the music, moments and memories remain to savor. This year’s festival posted aggregate numbers of 76,000 over the four days beginning April 25 and running through the 28th, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. […]


Henhouse Prowlers lose gear to theft

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Chicago neo-traditional ‘grass band The Henhouse Prowlers has run into some very bad luck indeed. While in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday night, March 26th, the band’s van was broken into and much of their road gear, including instruments, sound equipment and even merchandise was stolen. […]


Doyle to Take Roads Well Traveled with new release

| March 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Despite his proper status as a bluegrass icon, IBMA Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson is an everyday kind of guy. Taught to work hard for what you earn in life, he has been able to reach the top of the musical echelon in part because […]


40 years in, Marty Raybon has no intention of stopping now

| March 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Like the name of his band, Marty Raybon has come Full Circle. From starting out as part of a bluegrass family band with his brothers in the early ‘70s, to riding the wave at the top of country music fame with his group Shenandoah to […]