Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

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 […]


Welcome Ry Book

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Travis Book, bass player with Infamous Stringdusters, and his wife, singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind, are celebrating the birth of their second child. Ry Davis Book was born on October 23 at 10:04 a.m. at Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, NC. He came in at 8 lbs, 10 […]


Darin & Brooke at The Scruggs Center

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC has caught the attention of music fans worldwide since it’s opening in January of 2014. The modern museum, established in an historic restored courthouse, celebrates the life and music of Earl Scruggs, and the culture and folklore of Cleveland […]


Congratulations Lynwood and Shelly

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

What could be lovelier than a fall bluegrass wedding? On Friday, October 23, Lynwood Lunsford and Shelly Pugh were married in Virginia. Lynwood is the banjo player with Big Country Bluegrass and, prior to coming on board with them, spent many years with Lost & […]


Sam Bush accepts KY Governor’s Award

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday in Frankfort, KY, Governor Steve Beshear honored nine of the Commonwealth’s most creative people and organizations with Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Among those presented with an award was Bowling Green native and bluegrass superstar, Sam Bush, who travelled with his wife Lynn from their Nashville home […]


Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt, the driving force behind the two recent Guinness Book of World Record attempts for the largest mandolin ensemble during recent Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, has released a forlorn statement on their most recent quest. It seems that a more severe interpretation of […]


Remembering Miss Dixie Committee makes 2015 grants

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The recently-formed Remembering Miss Dixie Committee, created as a component of the late Dixie Hall’s wishes, has announced grants to five organizations this month. In addition to her notoriety as a songwriter – and wife and partner to Tom T. Hall – Miss Dixie is remembered for […]


Dead Session coming from Town Mountain

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

You didn’t really think that a remake of Tommy bluegrass style would be the end of it, did you? Now here comes Town Mountain with The Dead Session, a special two-track project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead. Scheduled for a November 13 release, […]


Banjo Cellar opens in Kentucky

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

These days, we are more accustomed to seeing news about retail music stores closing than opening, with pressure from online mega-stores making life difficult for smaller, privately-owned ventures. But in Williamstown, Kentucky a pair of bluegrass veterans have partnered to open a bluegrass-centric shop called […]