Category: Bluegrass television news

Song Of The Mountains update

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We reached Sean Kotz with Horse Archer Productions again this afternoon, and he shared a minor update on the situation with The Lincoln Theatre Board and the status of Song Of The Mountains, the PBS-syndicated, live-performance television program. Production of unaired episodes was halted last week […]


Another wrinkle in the Song Of The Mountains saga

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new wrinkle has developed in the ongoing trials of Song Of The Mountains, the popular PBS program featuring live bluegrass and old time music, currently airing on more than 120 television affiliates in the US. Last week the Board of Directors of The Lincoln […]


Song Of The Mountains to go on hiatus

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Lincoln Theatre Board of Directors, who manage the popular PBS broadcast, Song Of The Mountains, have announced that the show will go on hiatus after its scheduled June and August tapings. In a Friday press release following the termination of original host and program coordinator, […]


Sierra and Ethan on TV

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sierra Hull made a live television appearance on the mid-day news program for WSLS 1o in Roanoke, VA, promoting her appearance tonight in nearby Rocky Mount at the Harvester Performance Center. It offers a nice look at her new performance vehicle, a duo show with Ethan […]


Tim White out at Song Of The Mountains

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Song Of The Mountains, the popular syndicated television program featuring live, on-stage bluegrass performances, is cutting ties with its host, Tim White. White, who has hosted the show from its inception in 2005 through to the current time, where it is carried on 190 PBS affiliate […]


Ralph Stanley on The Late Show

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Among the many luminaries trouping to New York to pay tribute to David Letterman as he prepares to retire from television is Dr. Ralph Stanley, who is scheduled to appear on The Late Show, Thursday, April 30. Dr. Ralph says that he was pleased to be […]


How To Write A Banjo Concerto comes to VOD

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Finally! The 2014 film How To Write A Banjo Concerto, which follows Béla Fleck through the process of conceiving and composing The Imposter, is being released to video on demand. Starting tomorrow, April 21, viewers will be able to watch the movie through iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo […]


Win a “bucket list” package from Bluegrass Underground

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The folks who produce Bluegrass Underground for public television broadcast are sponsoring a fun Facebook contest for viewers and fans. They are calling it the Bluegrass Underground Bucket List video competition, with the winner getting free passes to attend all three days of taping for […]


Punch Brothers live on Conan

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Punch Brothers took new music from their just-released album, The Phosphorescent Blues, to late night TV, appearing yesterday on Conan. They performed a tongue-in-cheek song of seduction, Magnet, with fiddler Gabe Witcher operating some sort of mechanized percussion.


Bluegrass on American Idol?

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I guess it’s always theoretically possible, but this year there may be a better than average chance. Ellen Petersen, who performs with her family bluegrass band based in Branson, MO, auditioned on a lark for this year’s American Idol on the Fox TV network. She took […]