Category: Bluegrass television news

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 […]


IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack at the Duke Energy […]


Lorrie Darlin': Lonesome Dove turns 25

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It has been twenty-five years since Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer prize-winning Lonesome Dove became one of the most beloved mini-series in television history. Winning seven Emmys and a pair of Golden Globes, Lonesome Dove has only grown in popularity since its debut in 1989. Spurring several sequel series and […]


75 years at Renfro Valley on TV

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 1939 Renfro Valley, Kentucky has been synonymous with good, old fashioned country, bluegrass and Gospel music. What started out as a barn dance has grown into a massive entertainment and shopping complex that receives visitors from all over the world. They maintain a stable […]


Sleepy Men on Kimmel

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we noted on Sunday, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys were the musical guest on last night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. They performed for a very enthusiastic audience, debuting the title cut from their upcoming album, By My Side. Their new sound, featuring middle brother […]


Sleepy Man Banjo Boys do Jimmy Kimmel

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of teenaged grassers Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will want to stay up late, or set their DVRs, to catch the boys on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Monday night. They will surely be featuring a song from their upcoming album, By My Side, […]


Rhonda Vincent on the Better Show

| April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

As part of her recent New York City media blitz, Rhonda Vincent visited the Better Network. She sat down with hosts of their flagship program, The Better Show, JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig, and talked about her latest CD, Only Me. Vincent then rolled out The […]


Cubero Brothers on Spanish TV

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s one for our Spanish-speaking readers… The Cubero Brothers (Los Hermanos Cubero) appeared this past Sunday on Mapa Sonoro, aired on Spanish public television. The show, which translates roughly as Sound Map, also is available internationally on Spanish language cable channels. Enrique and Roberto Cubero […]