Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Earthworks making waves in bluegrass

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

For a great many musicians and studio folks, Earthworks microphones are known primarily for their reference and choral applications. Recognized for their remarkable sonic accuracy and lack of tonal colorization, these somewhat odd-looking microphones, with their long cylindrical shape and small, elongated elements, have more recently […]


Dove Award nominees announced

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday (8/10) The Gospel Music Association announced their nominees for the 2016 Dove Awards. The awards will be distributed on October 11 in Nashville’s Allen Arena. As always, they have a category for bluegrass Gospel music, and the 2016 nominees for Bluegrass Recorded Song of […]


Chestnut Creek School of the Arts hosting Galax events

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

With thousands of old time and bluegrass enthusiasts converging this week for the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA, the city’s Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has scheduled a week’s worth of activities related to the festival in its two Galax facilities. Located a short walk […]


Moonstruck Management and Hope River Entertainment join forces

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two powerful forces behind the scenes in bluegrass music have today announced that they will henceforth be working together. Moonstruck Management and Hope River Entertainment will merge the two companies under the Moonstruck banner. Penni McDaniel has run Hope River as a publicity company this […]


Brewer clan visits Mapes in TN

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

While visiting family, and attending the Brewer Family Reunion, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers were given a personal tour of the Mapes Piano Wire Company on August 1. Mapes manufactures string wire in Elizabethton, TN and supply all sorts of wire to popular instrument string companies like GHS, D’Addario, Ernie […]


Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fans of the one-and-only Bill Monroe will have a unique opportunity over the next few days to obtain memorabilia belonging to the Father of Bluegrass at an estate sale to be held in Gallatin, TN. Items to be offered for sale and at auction include […]


Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Moonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]


Bluegrass lives at Nitro Circus

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nitro Circus, for those uninitiated, is a fast growing action sports franchise that has become extremely popular since debuting on MTV in 2009. Combining dirt bike and FMX racing with daredevil antics, the Circus has won fans worldwide through television and aggressive touring. Much like […]


Grascals’ Danny Roberts Receives Special Honor

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grascals’ mandolin ace Danny Roberts has traveled the world enjoying a wealth of musical experiences in bluegrass, but this 4th of July weekend he soaked in a couple of moments that were extra special to him at the 45th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts […]


Help Ernie Thacker get a new van

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The traditional bluegrass world held its collective breath back in April of 2006 when Ernie Thacker, soulful singer and former Clinch Mountain Boy, was seriously injured in an automobile accident. The mishap left him paralyzed from the chest down and unable to continue performing. His good […]