Category: Events

Town Mountain in Germany with The Bluegrass Jamboree

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This report is a contribution from Nick DiSebastian, bass player with Town Mountain who have just completed a tour in Germany. On December 15th we departed for a 3 week tour across Germany called The Bluegrass Jamboree. Each year Rainer Zellner attends IBMA to recruit three American […]


Mountains of Music Homecoming in Virginia

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The value of indigenous folk and acoustic music to regional tourism is something that is being realized in many parts of the US these days. Our cultural history doesn’t go back as far as our friends’ in Europe does, but people here are still fascinated by […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 12/9/14

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Very Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the Christmas in the Smokies festival in Pigeon Forge, TN.  


All Star Benefit for James King in Nashville

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As they always do, a group of top bluegrass artists have banded together to put on a benefit concert for James King. It is scheduled for December 15 at The Nashville Palace, with all proceeds going to the James King medical fund. James has had […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/25/14

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at this Thanksgiving weekend’s South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC.  


Special C does Australia

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We heard last week from Greg Cahill, who shared a few words (and photos) about Special Consensus’ recent trip Down Under. Special C made the first band trip to Australia last week to play the MountainGrass festival in Harriettville (about 4 hrs from Melbourne). Our […]


Terry and Jan Lease retiring

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 1986, Terry Lease has been actively promoting bluegrass music in Illinois, and surrounding midwestern states. He and his wife, Jan, hosted their first Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival in Springfield in November of ’86, and have run it annually this past 28 years. They […]


Hot Rize in Ann Arbor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hot Rize made the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of the current tour stops where they played to a packed house. About a third of the audience were seeing them for the first time. The rest of us were taking a ride back to […]


Three ReFlecktions on Béla and Abigail in Frederick

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This set of reflections on a Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn concert is a first contribution from Jen Hughes, a new writer we hope to feature semi-regularly at Bluegrass Today. Perfectionism I have always thought Béla Fleck is a perfectionist. I came to this notion not only […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/18/14

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Heres our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the big doin’s this in Withlachochee, FL.