Category: Music

Molly Cherryholmes to Mountain Heart

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The newly-reformed Mountain Heart has announced a change to their lineup. Founding member Jim VanCleve won’t be participating with the group, who has a new opportunity he is pursuing. Stepping in will be Molly Cherryholmes, the southpaw fiddler from the Cherryholmes family band, who will […]

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Steve Waller passes 

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Steve Waller, mandolin player, of the Sawtooth Mountain Boys passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, following a massive heart attack at his partner, Carol Justice’s, home in Cornelius, Oregon. He was 69 years of age. The band was named after the Sawtooth Range of […]

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Acoustic Disc releases Dawg Jazz book

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A third edition in their Book Of The Dawg series, Dawg Jazz, has been released by Acoustic Disc, David Grisman’s record label. Like its previous volumes, Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass, this third book collects 20 Grisman compositions in a jazzy vein from his many recordings this […]

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Banjo tabs from Hamish Davidson

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hamish Davidson, the banjo-playing half of Australia’s Davidson Brothers, has published Bluegrass Banjo Davidson Style, a book of banjo tabs from his recorded solos with the band. A total of 28 songs/tunes are included, each presented in hand-written, metered tablature. There are no song notes, […]

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Mountains Of Music Homecoming CD on the way

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We spoke today with Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of Virginia’s Crooked Road. He had some interesting news about the Mountains of Music Homecoming, their big summer event with music and cultural happenings all across the southwestern portions of the state. First of all, Jack was happy to share […]

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Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe. The band consists of four close friends with long associations in bluegrass who […]

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Tammy Jones Robinette signs with Rural Rhythm

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm Records in Nashville has announced that they have signed a contract with bluegrass and Gospel singer/songwriter Tammy Jones Robinette. A new album is expected this Fall with some of the top pickers and singers in bluegrass providing support. Fans of Southern Gospel know […]

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Southport Songwriting Festival debuts this weekend

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Award-winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb and her non-profit, Front Porch Productions, will host the first Southport Songwriter Festival this weekend in the coastal town of Southport, NC. But unlike many similar events, this one isn’t centrally located, but spread across a number of parks and venues in […]

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Milom Williams II to Nu-Blu

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nu-Blu has announced Milom Williams II as their new mandolinist. He’s a red-headed, 24-year-old southpaw from South Carolina who is a capable multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He takes the spot recently vacated by Austin Koerner . Milom has worked previously in bluegrass with The Watkins Family and Kevin […]

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Single released from The Burie Family

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Wisconsin’s Burie Family has released a debut single, Good In Goodbye, from their new album, Here Today Gone Tomorrow. It was written and sung by Bethany Burie who plays guitar with the band, with assistance from her sweetheart Russ Caron on banjo, from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky […]

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