Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Dudley Connell soldiers on

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seldom Scene guitarist Dudley Connell is preparing for this weekend’s shows at The Birchmere, as per usual for Thanksgiving. But this year, he’s wondering what to do with his left hand. While on the 5th annual Traditional Bluegrass Cruise to the Caribbean, Dudley broke his right wrist […]


SOIMF and JDMC support Leadership Bluegrass

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the generosity of attendees at the Fall 2015 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the kind folks at Janet Davis Acoustic Music, Joe Mullins sent a check this week to the IBMA for $2,000 in support of the organization’s Leadership Bluegrass program. Janet […]


Welcome Ruby Wood!

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jason and Mackenzie Wood, both members of North Carolina’s Wood Family Tradition, are celebrating the birth of their first child earlier this afternoon. Ruby Dallas Wood was born at 12:41 p.m. She came in at 7.7 lbs and 18”. Ruby is descended from bluegrass royalty, as […]


Dave Adkins’ biggest hit

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dave Adkins is a big man, with an even bigger voice. He can dominate the stage without even trying, but he can also win you over with tenderness. Not an easy task for someone with the power he has at his disposal. But when a […]


Teach your children well – Daisy Kerr

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Child prodigies have a long history in bluegrass. Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and Chris Thile are just a few of the top performers who had been turning heads in bluegrass circles before they were old enough to drive. It’s always difficult to predict which talented youngsters […]


Welcome Jaye Berrier

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barry Berrier, former vocalist with both Lost & Found and Lonesome River Band, and his wife Tyra, are celebrating the arrival yesterday of their second child. Jaye Brooks Hall Berrier was born November 9 at 8:00 a.m., weighing in at 8.78 lbs. Mama and baby […]


Two bluegrass hot spots close their doors

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sad news for bluegrass lovers in two southern towns… Tir na Nog in Raleigh, NC and Natasha’s Bistro & Bar in Lexington, KY have both announced that they are closing their doors. Both restaurants had regularly hosted bluegrass music for many years and will leave […]


The Folk Store up for sale

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Folk Shop, an acoustic music mecca in Tucson since 1986, is up for sale for the second time in its 29 years. These days, we don’t often hear about retail operations surviving two different owners. Sounds like The Folk Shop is doing something right. Current owner, Paul […]


David Bromberg donates papers to Library of Congress

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US Library of Congress has announced a major gift, a donation of personal papers from folk, bluegrass and old time musician David Bromberg to their American Folklife Center. Bromberg has been a prominent guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist in acoustic music since the 1960s. A native […]


Dixie Hall to be honored at Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, an annual event remembering the contributions that Louise made to the business side of bluegrass and country music, will this year honor the late Dixie Hall for her work as a songwriter, publisher, journalist, label head and philanthropist during her life. The Forum […]