Category: Bluegrass At Large

Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of lightheadedness yesterday, […]


Congratulations Nick and Maegan!

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nick Dauphinais, guitarist with Mountain Faith, and Maegan Michaud were married in Enfield, NH on Saturday (August 13). The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Enfield Shaker Museum. From all accounts it was a beautiful service, which Maegan reports even included thunder popping up at […]


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 […]


Bluegrass Guru arrives for iOS

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Boyd Timothy is a bluegrass musician from Utah. He’s a hard-core fan of the music, and like most of us, is a dedicated jammer. He is also a successful computer programmer with a degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and eleven year’s experience working at Novell, […]


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 […]


Rough and Rocky video from the High Bar Gang

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Western Canada’s High Bar Gang has released a music video for one of the tracks from their sophomore album, Someday The Heart Will Trouble The Mind. It’s a distaff version of Flatt & Scruggs’ evergreen, Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky, sung by the Gang’s trio […]