Category: Events

Charity begins at home 

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Charity begins at Home. So it’s said. But it helps the homeless also. That’s the aim of the Eddie and Martha Adcock, Tom Gray, Gene Johnson, and Valerie Smith. The Adcocks have supported the homeless for over 15 years. As Martha Adcock says, remembering their […]


Blue Highway Fan Appreciation Concert rescheduled for April 15

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been a big week for bluegrass heavyweights, Blue Highway. On the heel of Tuesday’s announcement that their latest album, Original Traditional, received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album , their long-anticipated “Fan Appreciation Concert” has been rescheduled for April 15th, 2017. Even better, the […]


Mountains of Music Homecoming 2017

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon in Abingdon, VA, the The Crooked Road held a press conference at their Heartwood Center to announce the details of the 2017 Mountains of Music Homecoming. The Crooked Road is a public/private partnership between the state and local communities and businesses to boost tourism […]


Thomas Point Beach lives again

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the most enjoyable and relaxing festivals I ever attended back in the 1980s was the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival near Brunswick in southern Maine. A perfectly bucolic setting, along a sandy beach on one of the area’s many tidal inlets, the event had been […]


Sad news from Camp Springs Music Foundation

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard today from Becky Johnson with the Camp Springs Music Foundation in North Carolina. These are the folks who have been attempting to purchase the old campground and site for the legendary Camp Springs festivals once hosted by Carlton Haney and his brother Charles. […]


Circa Blue Christmas tour starts soon

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s another bluegrass Christmas tour getting ready to start up next month. Circa Blue will be performing selections from their new Bells Of Home CD in a series of concerts centered around our nation’s capitol in December. Just as on the album, they will be […]


SOIMF makes donation to Dayton Honor Squad

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are the type who donates time and treasure to charitable causes, you know how habit-forming it can be. The feeling of satisfaction you get from assisting deserving and worthwhile endeavors is something that many folks cherish. Just so with Joe Mullins and his […]


Donna Ulisse taking Christmas on the road

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once again this year, Donna Ulisse is taking her Christmas album from 2012, All The Way To Bethlehem, on the road in December. This project is unique among Christmas-themed recordings, in that instead of new versions of holiday favorites, it features new songs from Donna […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys make it back home

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the fifth and final report from C.J. Lewandowski on the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys‘ 2016 European tour – delayed by technical details. I want to apologize for the delayed contribution of this last installment of the European tour for PRB. After arriving home, my ears never adjusted back, and […]


CA Banjo Extravaganza this weekend

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bill Evans’ rolling banjothon series, The California Banjo Extravaganza, is pushing through northern CA this weekend with four more concerts and a workshop for banjo maniacs on the west coast. Each year Bill grabs two other top names in the banjo world, generally players who don’t get out […]