Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Phil Leadbetter ready for round two

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Within the close-knit community of bluegrass musicians, there are few figures as widely beloved as Phil Leadbetter. This prominent reso-guitarist has worked at the top levels of our music, touring with J.D. Crowe while also handling his booking arrangements for many years, and being involved […]


James King Get Well Fund

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Friends and fans of James King know he’s been battling some serious health issues this summer, undergoing surgery, spending time in hospital, and now trying to recover and regain his strength to get back out on the road. And of course, folks have been lining […]


Monroeville promoting Clyde Moody’s legacy

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you followed our video interviews during the 2013 World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, you may recall one we did with Connie Matthews, who is the nephew of the great Clyde Moody. Connie had recovered one of Clyde’s old guitars, his last in fact, and […]


Congress Gets An Earful on Royalties

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Talented performers are leaving the music business because U.S. copyright provisions don’t allow them to make an adequate living, country music artist Rosanne Cash told a House Judiciary Committee panel Wednesday in Washington. Cash was one of a handful of music industry professionals testifying about […]


Sammy Shelor with Zac Brown Band

| June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

This past Sunday (June 22), Sammy Shelor performed with the Zac Brown Band in Bristow, VA. Brown and his eclectic country band have been known to favor bluegrass music and acoustic artists, and his former bass player and current guitarist, John Driskell Hopkins, has a […]


Adam Steffey – The Graduate

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons from one of the most […]


Free video download for Eddie Adcock contributors

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from Happy Traum, who runs Homespun Videos with his wife, Jane. He expressed the anguish of so many in the bluegrass world in seeing the tough financial position that Eddie and Martha Adcock see themselves in, and wanted to add something to the effort […]


Trinity River Band visits Duck Commander

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Callahan, FL’s Trinity River Band has been very busy as of late, following the release of their album, Better Than Blue. They found themselves in West Monroe, LA last week, the home of the famous Robertson Family from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Let’s just say, they had a “quack-tastic” time. […]


James King back in Virginia

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have some news on James King’s medical situation. He has been released from the hospital in Missouri where he had been this past few weeks and transported to his home in Boones Mill, VA. Complications with his blood thinning medication required that he be […]


Gospel Choices #3 – Jon Weisberger

| June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s the third contribution of a periodical feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Jon Weisberger, who has been very thoughtful in making his choices, which are …….. 1. Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass […]