Category: Bluegrass At Large

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 […]


Rudiger Helbig banjo strings from Ortega

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rüdiger Helbig may be the most popular banjo picker in Germany, so much so that he is credited for helping create and nurture the bluegrass scene in Western Europe. His band, Huckleberry Five, tours the continent bringing American-style music to appreciative crowds, and since 1979 his […]


Winner named in Jeff Brown bus contest

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A winner has been announced in the Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Name That Bus contest. The object was – you guessed it – to come up with a name for the band’s new blue bus. And the winner is Teresa Jewell of Rosedale, VA who suggested […]


Ronnie Prevette recovering from a stroke

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ronnie Privette, bluegrass mandolinist and former member of Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, is recovering at home in Kernersville, NC from a relatively mild stroke he suffered last week. When we caught up with him this afternoon, Ronnie told us that he is […]


Tony Rice Bourgeois auction starts today

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in October we posted about the custom Dana Bourgeois guitar being built to honor and benefit Tony Rice. It was designed and built as a Bourgeois interpretation of Tony’s priceless 1935 D-28, often called the Clarence While guitar, as it spent time in Clarence’s custody before Tony […]


Welcome Hadley Chapman

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Thanksgiving bluegrass baby! Jeremy and Shaylon Chapman had an exciting turkey day yesterday, spending the day at the hospital where their first child, Hadley Addison Chapman, was born. She arrived at 10:15 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz, and stretching to 20” tall. All are […]


Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]


Timbre – A new case in town

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a new player in the impact-resistant flight case game. Peter McMath has launched Timbre Cases, and will soon be producing these high quality instrument cases from his home base in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada. They are manufactured using an extrusion process from Kydex thermoplastic, a […]


Ernie Evans’ cancer fight continues

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

We reported last week on Ernie Evans undergoing surgery on November 17. A pair of tumorous growths were successfully removed, along with a kidney stone, but subsequent tests have revealed that the cancer remains. Ernie is a very popular performer in Florida, where he tours […]