Category: Bluegrass At Large

Mike Conner to Graham Talent Group

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Graham Talent Group, based in Russell Springs, KY, has announced that Mike Conner has joined the agency. Mike will assist principal Randy Graham in booking the several groups on their roster, and concentrate on developing new business ventures. He will also head up Graham’s production […]


2016 Red Wine Bluegrass Party

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 Red Wine Bluegrass Party […]


East Tennessee wildfire relief

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve received a number of questions and suggestions about relief efforts for the many residents of East Tennessee who have been burned out, or lost their employment because of the recent wildfires near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. A good many of the people affected are […]


Reflections on the destructive wildfires in East Tennessee

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I sit down to write tonight, there is a lit candle putting off a beautiful warm glow, with a slight fragrance of fir. I pack my pipe, and light it, and the smoke begins to fill my office. Then, I realize something. These things […]


Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […]


Pigeon Forge fire takes Hatfield Music

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Folks in east Tennessee have been watching closely this past few days as wildfires crept ever closer to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, both major tourist destinations south of Knoxville. Last night, both cities were evacuated by local authorities as the fires quickly moved into town, […]


Thanksgiving turns deadly for bluegrass student in Raleigh

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Without fail, the worst part of our job here at Bluegrass Today entails sharing tragic news that befalls our bluegrass community. Such is this story from Thanksgiving Day. Hiroshi Arakawa, a Japanese student here in the states to study both English and bluegrass music, was involved […]


Welcome Aden Livers

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

We had another bluegrass baby bounce into the world last week. Nathan Livers, mandolinist with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and his wife Steffani, welcomed their first son on November 17. Aden William Livers was born last Thursday at 10:20 p.m. He came in at 8 lbs, 9.6 […]


Welcome Camdyn Sparks

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations go out today to Duane Sparks, guitarist and vocalist with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, and MaKole Schaar who are celebrating the birth of a daughter yesterday. Camdyn Jean Sparks came in at 6 lbs, 6.5 oz, stretching out to 18 inches in length. She […]


GoFundMe page for Darrell Webb Band

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

A GoFundMe page has been established to benefit the Darrell Webb Band who were in a serious auto accident last week on their way to a number of shows in Florida. Their travel van was damaged beyond repair, and reso-guitarist Tyler Collins suffered a back injury […]