Category: Events

Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/11/14

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, taking a look at the Withlacoochee festival in Florida.  


Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival in IL

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tribute or themed bluegrass festivals have become quite popular of late. Many touring bands serve as hosts at weekend events, and some are held in honor of icons of the music, like A Lester Flatt Celebration held annually in Sparta, TN to mark the birthplace […]


Mandolin Orange in Alabama

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Todd Powers shared these images of Mandolin Orange performing at the Folk Mission, located in the Straight to Ale Brewery in Huntsville, AL on March 8.   


Saturday photos from Newell Lodge

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Saturday afternoon turned sunny and warm for the last day of the Newell Lodge Festival. Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset kicked the day off, and were followed by the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. Amanda is another of the fine young singers emerging in bluegrass. […]


Friday at Newell Lodge

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Friday dawned dry, but chilly at the Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival in Folkston, GA. Our emcee, Irby Brown, livened up the day and brought smiles to everyone’s faces and Big Cypress Bluegrass from Florida began chasing the chill away with their upbeat music. The Trinity River Band […]


Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]


Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival preview

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival runs from March 6 - 8 at Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA, a beautiful setting for a festival. Early arrivals are enjoying the lovely weather, and were treated to jams both Monday and Tueday evening. Monday was warm and the jam was held in […]


Bluegrass Idol on The Plains

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The folks at Bluegrass On The Plains, held in Auburn, AL in late May, have come up with a clever variation on the storied festival band competition. Aping the popular Fox program, their contest will be billed as Bluegrass Idol, with judges interacting with the […]


Final day at the 2014 Roscoe Canady fest

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The final day of the 2014 Roscoe Canady Memorial Festival provided more fine entertainment. The show kicked off with a Florida band, Swinging Bridge. They were followed by Travers Chandler and Avery County. Newtown debuted their newest member – 8 week old Jessi Williams. Blue […]


Friday at the Roscoe Canady fest

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Friday started out with a fishing tournament in the campground pond. One fisherman caught two bass and a catfish. Our emcee this weekend is Jo Odom. The music started in the afternoon with the Palmetto Ramblers from Florida. They were followed by the Hard Road […]