Category: Bluegrass At Large

Balsam Range to receive NC State honors

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass and Balsam Range fans are invited to the state capitol in Raleigh, NC tomorrow for a reception and live performance honoring the band. Statements will be read from both the House and Senate chambers of the state legislature, and the band will be greeted […]


New music from Grazztrio

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grazztrio, a Spanish string band who writes and performs original instrumental music on banjo, mandolin, and bass, have released a couple of new tunes. The group consists of Lluis Gómez on banjo, Oriol González on mandolin, and Maribel Rivero on bass. The new pieces also feature […]


Welcome Faron Clair

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Jeff and Celia Clair, who are celebrating the birth of a son, Faron Russell Clair. Jeff is the guitarist, vocalist and leader of Half Past Lonesome, a bluegrass and Gospel group based in Kentucky. He tells us that Faron made his arrival on June […]


Gary Brewer honored by Louisville Slugger

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers were presented with a custom, personalized baseball bat last Friday morning at the company headquarters in Louisville, KY. Brewer, his dad Finley, and his two sons, Wayne and Mason, accepted the bat from Louisville Slugger Museum CEO, Rick Redman, as a […]


Henhouse Prowlers do Zambia

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. This report of their time in Zambia comes from guitarist Star Moss. Day 1 For those just tuning in: the Henhouse Prowlers are on our second American Music Abroad (AMA) trip to Africa. […]


Photos from KazCamp 2015

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kaz Inaba sent along this batch of photos from his 3rd annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp, hosted in the Japanese town of Mino, Osaka on May 17. From the name, you might think this was an instructional event, but it’s actually a bluegrass performance festival. It’s great […]


Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]


Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]


Rounder founders accept Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award from Folk Alliance

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 15, 2015, Kari Estrin – the founder of SERFA (Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance) – presented Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy and Bill Nowlin (the Rounder Founders) with a special award honoring their work. Also presented awards were Alice Gerrard and Si Kahn. Rounder […]


Welcome Calvin Thile

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Chris Thile and Claire Coffee on the birth of their first child, Calvin Eugene. He was born about a week ago in Portland, OR where the newlyweds make their home. Claire plays the role of Adalind Schade on the popular NBC television drama, Grimm, […]