• Wanda Jackson still going strong

    Wanda Jackson soundchecks at the Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City on December 31, 2016 - photo by Budd Walker This concert review and interview is a contribution from Budd Walker and Pamm Tucker with Walkers Folk Mania Media in Oklahoma City,

  • Saturday at Jekyll Island 2016

    The 41st Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival, presented by Norman and Judy Adams, wrapped up on New Year’s Eve. The Malpass Brothers opened the Saturday show. They have found a niche in presenting classic country music. The Moron Brothers were up next,

  • Saturday at Jekyll Island 2016

    IBMA award winners, Flatt Lonesome, kicked off Friday’s show at the Jekyll Island Bluegrass festival. The sibling harmony of Kelsi, Charli, and Buddy Robertson have to be heard and seen live to be fully appreciated. The Primitive Quartet has been making

  • Thursday at Jekyll Island 2016

    The 41st edition of the Jekyll Island Bluegrass festival presented by Norman and Judy Adams kicked off on Thursday, December 29th. Sherry Boyd is again doing a great job as MC. Phillip Steinmetz and the Sunny Tennesseans opened the show. Phillip

  • Fire On The Mountain Bluegrass Jam on Friday

    Jack Hatfield, one of the bluegrass pickers in east Tennessee who was burned out during the recent wildfires in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, has organized a benefit show for this Friday night, December 23. The Fire On The Mountain Bluegrass

  • 2016 Homeles Benefit at the Station Inn

    Eddie Adcock, Jim Lauderdale, and Martha Adcock at the 17th Annual Christmas Bluegrass Benefit Concert for the Homeless - photo © Bill Warren On December 11th Martha and Eddie Adcock hosted the 17th benefit for “Room at the Inn” at the

  • Bluegrass Jamboree 2016

    We heard this week from Rainer Zellner, chief promoter for Bluegrass Jamboree, a traveling bluegrass and roots music festival that tours central Europe each year. He has been putting on these shows since 2009, bringing US acts to perform in

  • Smoky Mountains Rise telethon

    Lorraine Jordan (left) with Dolly Parton and her cohosts Shawn Parr and Elaina D Smith at the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 This report from the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 to benefit the parts of east Tennessee

  • Charity begins at home 

    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

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