Category: Bluegrass At Large

Announcing the Scott Street Banjo Finals

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Young banjo players in Virginia are invited to submit entries for the inaugural edition of The Scott Street Five String Finals, a competition created in honor of the late Scott Street, a distinguished Virginia attorney and banjo loyalist who died from a rare cancer in […]


Video documentary of successful Guinness Record attempt

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US mandolin world rejoiced on August 4 when a group of 491 mandolinists assembled at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA to re-establish the Guinness World Record for largest mandolin ensemble. Organizer Tara Linhardt is still awaiting final confirmation from Guinness that they […]


Congratulations Jimmy and Mikaela

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

More joyous bluegrass nuptials to announce, this time from Sweden. Jimmy Sunnebrandt, bass player with G2 Bluegrass Band, was married on August 22 to Mikaela Eriksson. She is also a musician and a bass player, which is precisely how the pair met. Both are multi-instrumentalists and lovers […]


Jason Burleson model banjo from Prucha

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jaroslav Prucha has introduced a new artist signature model to his line of professional grade bluegrass instruments, made in the Czech Republic. This one is for banjo player Jason Burleson of Blue Highway, and has his signature engraved in an inlay block at the 19th fret. It’s […]


A major award for Buddy Merriam

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Buddy Merriam, who has spent the past 35 years performing traditional and original bluegrass music with his band, Back Roads, has been selected by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a recipient of their Long Island Sound award, also known as a LISA. These awards are […]


Congratulations Danny and Amanda

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past weekend there was a bluegrass marriage in Alaska. on August 15, Dan Booth, bass player with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen was wed to Amanda Kerr, a prominent fiddle teacher in northern Virginia. Though the couple makes their home in Alexandria, VA, they […]


Bristol celebrates 30 years with music mural

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

As they prepare for next month’s onslaught of the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the city of Bristol, Tennessee is hosting a anniversary celebration next week for the iconic mural facing their Downtown Center which commemorates the Bristol Sessions in 1927. Local artist and musician Tim White started […]


John Hickman update

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week we caught up with Joe Burkett of Neighborhood Solutions in Guthrie, OK. He gave us an update on the work his organization is doing on the home of banjo legend John Hickman, whose illness had rendered him incapable of performing repairs or maintenance on his […]


A Special 4-Part Tutorial for Bluegrass Artists

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we had mentioned a few weeks ago, branding guru Barry Silverstein has prepared a special 4-part report for us, designed to help new and independent artists prepare to market and promote their recorded music themselves. It will serve as the next four issues of his Sound Marketing for Bluegrass […]


Aubrey Holt Update

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aubrey Holt is, without a doubt, one of the greatest songwriters in the history of bluegrass music. That is an undeniable fact. Aubrey rose to prominence alongside his brothers, Tom and Jerry Holt; his uncle, Harley Gabbard; and friends, Paul “Moon” Mullins and Noah Crase […]