Category: Bluegrass At Large

Jeff Brown sez “Name That Bus!”

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeff Brown has purchased a bus to facilitate Still Lonesome’s transportation, and has decided to ask his fans to help him give it a name. They’ve set up a special form online to suggest a name, or you can send one by email. The entry […]


Wayne Blythe – Carter Center banjo

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

So many of the fine people who make contributions to bluegrass do so outside of their primary profession or occupation. For example, next week at the World of Bluegrass convention will be hundreds of folks who are taking time off work to focus on their […]


Major award for Shelby Jewell

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass Kinsmen are a well-known band in their native southwestern Virginia. Formed in 1971 by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewel, the Kinsmen are still active under Ebby’s leadership since Shelby laid down his guitar and retired in 2012. Bluegrass doesn’t give out gold watches, […]


Happy Birthday to us!

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

While frantically preparing for IBMA week coming up in Raleigh, we would be remiss in failing to note that this week marked our 3rd anniversary operating as Bluegrass Today. We officially went live on September 23, 2011, just ahead of the World of Bluegrass convention […]


Tell us your favorite bluegrass story

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

While we’re all at World of Bluegrass next week in Raleigh, Bluegrass Today is planning to shoot a batch of brief videos for what we hope can be a semi-regular feature. We don’t yet have a name picked out, but we know it’s something everyone […]


Calling all Banjo Babes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]


Jesse McReynolds resting at home

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass hero and mandolin monster, Jesse McReynolds is taking it easy at home after an out-patient procedure at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Tuesday. This was his second electrophysiological study with ablation this year, where catheters are inserted into larger blood vessels and snaked through to the […]


Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also makes him the grandson […]


Bluegrass Rural Roots mail art exhibit

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever visited a mail art exhibit? Are you familiar with the form? Generically, mail art is anything that can be or is sent via the postal system to a specific destination. These days, it refers to “found art” sent in response to a general […]


Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]