Category: Events

John Cowan with Darrin & Brooke

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

It might not seem like an obvious pairing, but the more John Cowan described his upcoming tour with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, the more sense it made. We spoke to the former New Grass Revival vocalist/bassist and current Doobie Brother earlier today, and his delight […]


Christmas in the Smokies 2015

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sell out crowds enjoyed the holidays early in Pigeon Forge, TN with the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival, December 9-12. Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road served as the host band and Royce Jordan returned as emcee for the 19th annual event promoted by Jordan Entertainment. […]


Christmas Bluegrass Toy Drives

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

I think we all enjoy buying toys for Christmas, even if we don’t have small children of our own. We can all recall the excitement of finding a new toy under the tree as children, and the fun of watching our children and grandchildren discover that […]


Michigan bluegrass in early December

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren was a busy boy over the weekend, taking in (and photographing) two different bluegrass events in his part of the world. On Friday, December 4th the Kentuckians of Michigan hosted a meeting and jam session of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. This was […]


URI shuts down The Boxcars this weekend

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bad news for Boxcars fans looking forward to catching the group this weekend. They have had to cancel their shows scheduled at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN and The Mountaineer Opry in Milton, WV due to illness. Lead singer Keith Garrett reports that […]


Bluegrass festival for Kentucky Governor

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it’s time to celebrate, what could be better than a bluegrass festival? That’s what the inaugural committee for newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks as well. They have invited some of the Commonwealth’s top bluegrass performers to help them celebrate following the Governor’s inauguration […]


Blake Johnson benefit this weekend

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blake Johnson has been a beloved figure in bluegrass in recent years. His membership in a pair of popular touring acts, Grasstowne and IIIrd Tyme Out, brought him to the attention of a great many music lovers, and being featured on both bands’ new albums simply […]


Claire Lynch Holiday tour dates

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Claire Lynch Band is kicking their Holiday! tour into full gear this week, running through the end of next week. Featuring songs from last year’s CD by the same name, Claire and the guys have a string of concerts savoring the theme of Christmas music. […]


Athy: end of a Chapter 

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following our recent report about the Athy Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, we now learn that organizer, Tony O’Brien, has decided that the 25th anniversary festival will be the last. In an open letter, O’Brien, who was the chief organizer of the Athy Bluegrass Festival for […]


Christmas in the Valley tour starts soon

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rick Lang & Friends, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, and Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams are preparing to launch the 2015 edition of their Christmas in the Valley tour through New England. Running from December 4-19, they will stop in six cities across three states. All three […]