Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Dollywood auditions set for 2015 season

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The success of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN has spurred the tourist and entertainment industry industry in East Tennessee. Millions of visitors have toured the park in recent years, and the newer adjacent Dolly-themed water park, leading to growth in the hotel […]


Bourgeois auction raises $10K for Tony Rice

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bourgeois has announced the successful completion of their Tony Rice tribute guitar auction, where $10,000 was raised to benefit Tony. They had built a custom instrument as an homage to Tony’s classic D-28, the Clarence White guitar, and offered it for sale at auction earlier […]


Merry Christmas from Scott and Bobby

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scott Napier and Bobby Osborne, otherwise known as the mandolin faculty at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, created this brief holiday message on video. It’s their twin mando version of the Christmas classic, You Better Watch […]


Behind the Image: Jim McGuire’s Hall of Fame Photo

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This article on the iconic image of John Hartford his fans know so well is a contribution from Phil Newman, a writer based in Franklin, TN, who serves as publicist for The John Hartford Office. It also appeared in the December 2014 edition of the John […]


3rd annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know that we were on the cusp of the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day? It’s true. Starting in 2012, December 12 was declared as a day to share your love for bluegrass music, and the artists who preserve and perform it. Word didn’t come down […]


We want to see your mug

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Your face, that is – and your Bluegrass Today coffee mug! For the month of December, we are asking readers to send us a photo of themselves with their Bluegrass Today mug. Each Friday, starting next week, we will select our favorite and award the winner […]


Ernie Evans medical fund established

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve written several times recently about Florida bluegrass performer and entrepreneur Ernie Evans, and his being thrust suddenly into the unfamiliar role of cancer patient. As anyone who has faced this frightening proposition can attest, it is among the most unsettling situations a person can endure, […]


On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this Day ………. On December 8, 1985, James King recorded tracks for his album Introducing James King. In sessions that took place over two days – December 8 and December 9, 1985 – James King, with the help of Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain […]


57th Annual Grammy nominations announced

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The nominee for the 2015 Grammy awards have been announced today, and we see a lot of familiar bluegrass names in the list. First let’s look at the nominees for the Bluegrass Grammy, technically, Best Bluegrass Album. The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester, Rounder […]


Ernie Evans cancer update

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Florida bluegrass impressario Ernie Evans has shared this health update, his second since receiving a cancer diagnosis in mid-November. It appears that his cancer is treatable, and he is optimistic going forward. “We just got back from the Oncologist after hearing the results of my […]