Category: Media

Tainted Love video from The Jaywalkers

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Jaywalkers continue to impress on the British folk and acoustic music scene with their mix of old time, bluegrass, and traditional string music of both the UK and the United States. Mike Giverin on mandolin, Lucille Williams on bass, and Jay Bradberry on guitar […]


Association for Recorded Sound Collections award to Gary Reid

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gary B. Reid has been given the Best Discography award by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections for his 2015 release, The Music of the Stanley Brothers, published by the University of Illinois Press. The award was given in the Association’s Best Historical Research in Recorded Country Music category. […]


Tomorrow’s Just Another Night Away from Original Five

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sweden’s Original Five has a clever new music video to publicize the impending release of their third album, Happy Landing, due November 25 on Rootsy Records. The song is clever as well, written by guitarist and vocalist Jonas Spahn, called Tomorrow’s Just Another Night Away. Jonas is joined by Dan […]


ETSU Pride Band to perform on Facebook Live

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

This evening at 8:00 p.m., East Tennessee State University and their bluegrass Pride Band are set to make history. At least in the bluegrass world. The Departments of Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies and Mass Communications will jointly present an online concert using […]


Bill Clifton book now available

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Late in October 1963, bluegrass singer Bill Clifton and his family moved to England for what was planned to be a six to nine month stay. He remained in Europe for four years. During that time, he played in western Europe, particularly Germany, the Netherlands, […]


Mountain Faith sings the Anthem

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Faith has found a new sideline… singing The Star Spangled Banner at sporting events. And with a modern bluegrass twist, of course. The popular North Carolina group has opened games with the anthem for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons this year, and […]


Blue Collar Dreams video from Balsam Range

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music has just released a music video from Balsam Range with a live, in-studio performance of one of the songs from their upcoming album, Mountain Voodoo. It’s for Blue Collar Dreams, a hard-luck, hard-workin’ song from Aaron Bibelhauser, sung as a duet by Caleb Smith and […]


C.F. Bailey & Shadow Ridge on Best of Bluegrass

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report comes from Bob Mitchell, host of Best of Bluegrass on WCHQ in Louisville, KY. He is one of the reporting radio hosts for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. Look for this show to be broadcast in the next few weeks. C.F. Bailey […]


Jerry Douglas is a Bluegrass Star!

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

At this past weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Farmers Branch, Texas, Jerry Douglas accepted the 2016 Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Douglas is the sixth recipient of this annual award, instituted in 2010 to honor artists who advance bluegrass music and bring it […]


World of Bluegrass 2016 numbers released

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau have released some numbers from last month’s World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC. They show strong participation by both locals and visitors to the area, with an estimated economic impact of $11.5 million […]