Category: Events

Flooding forces cancelation of Larry Stephenson release concert

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fallout from Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc for bluegrass artists. We’ve learned today that Larry Stephenson has been forced to cancel his scheduled album release concert this Friday in North Carolina due to the flooding that remains a problem in the state. Even […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys headed back to Europe

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are taking their hardcore, old school bluegrass back to Europe this month, for the second time in as many years. Their prior visit, in September ’15, made a big hit with audiences across the continent and they are largely retracing those […]


Winners announced for Scott Street Five Strings Finals

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunately, the weather cleared sufficiently on Saturday afternoon to hold the Scott Street Five Strings Finals in Richmond, VA during the Richmond Folk Festival. Three finalists had been chosen from video submissions in both bluegrass and clawhammer categories, who competed before judges including Josh Bearman, Sheila Kay […]


Newell Lodge Fall Festival falls victim to Matthew

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like most folks in the southeastern United States, we spent much of last week watching hurricane Matthew as he crept ever closer to landfall. With the storm past, the devastation is clear in the photos and videos of the damage left behind. Outdoor events by the score […]


Finalists announced for Scott Street Five String Finals

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The finalists have been announced for this weekend’s Scott Street Five String Finals in Richmond, VA. This invitational event is being held for the second time this year to honor the finest young five string banjoists in the country, and the memory of Scott Street, […]


More Baker photos from Wide Open Bluegrass

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s one more gallery of Frank Baker’s images from last weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass celebration in Raleigh.


KSBTM to recreate final Stanley Brothers performance

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music at Hazard Community and Technical College, has devised a terrific program to mark the 50th Anniversary of Carter Stanley’s final performance on October 21, and offer their students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. It was on October 21, […]


More photos from Wide Open Bluegrass ’16

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA’s Word of Bluegrass was a whirlwind of meetings, jams, luncheons, awards, and street fair music. Here is a taste of Friday and Saturday’s street fair with everything from a class of youngsters to a guy watching from the roof of the Marriott.


Huck Finn Jubilee in Peril

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The venerable Huck Finn Jubilee in Southern California may not get to celebrate its 41st anniversary next year. The Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, which took over management of the bluegrass festival in 2014, announced Friday that it was pulling its backing. Visitors Bureau […]


Frank Baker’s Thursday photos at WOB ’16

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is Frank Baker’s final round of images from Thursday afternoon at World of Bluegrass 2016.