Category: Media

Jerry Douglas at the Musician Portrait Project

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jerry Douglas is the latest artist to be featured in the Musician Portrait Project, a series of moving portraits by photographer Derek Brad. In each portrait, Brad uses a high definition video camera to create a brief black & white video portrait of prominent musical […]


Bill Evans – What’s in your case?

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobi caught up with Bill Evans backstage for an episode of What’s In Your Case? Bill had three banjos with him, so he had to rush through all of them in just a few minutes.  


Behind The Mic with Bobby Franklin

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although bluegrass music is decidedly international these days, and has been for quite some time, in all actuality, it’s really a tightly-knit, interconnected community. North Carolina DJ Bobby Franklin knows all about those connections first hand. The legendary Pop Lewis is who first helped him […]


IBMA Youth Council deadline this week

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you attended the 2013 Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, you may recall the IBMA Youth Council stage set up just outside the convention center. Here the organization was showcasing talented young bands (under 25), offering them a chance to both strut their stuff […]


Larry Sparks releases Bitterweeds

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lonesome and Then Some is truly an album we’ve been waiting 50 years to hear. It’s Larry Sparks’ 50th anniversary record, and it’s coming August 5 from Rebel Records. You may remember the superb 40 album, released to coincide with Larry’s 40th year in music, […]


Future Folk on the road

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attention Sci-Fi bluegrass fans across the US! Future Folk is on the prowl, promoting their film, The History of Future Folk, performing live, and taking questions from the audience. The movie is a fun farce about a pair of aliens sent to destroy earth, but […]


BMAI picks up two former SPBGMA festivals

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members and followers of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America are probably aware of the fact that SPBGMA founder Chuck Stearman has been in declining health, and that the activities of the organization have been circumscribed this past year. Fortunately, other associations […]


Della Mae – Girls just wanna have fun

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nope… not what you think. At least if you thought it might be a quasi-bluegrass cover of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 mega-hit. But this video does pick up on the theme of that song. Dellas Shelby and Jenni Lyn broke out into an interpretive go-go dance […]


Fiddlin’ Joe from Flamekeeper

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has released a first look at one of the songs from On Down The Line, the upcoming album from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. It’s a lilting song written by Mark Brinkman called Fiddlin’ Joe which will be the album’s lead single.   Josh Richards […]


Behind The Mic with Jerry Mills

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are very few all-bluegrass radio stations these days, and the ones that do exist are mostly on the Internet. That means bluegrass DJs must carve out a space of their own on a radio station with a somewhat different format. Jerry Mills, who currently […]