Category: Music

South Carolina Broadcasters sign with John Boy & Billy

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The South Carolina Broadcasters are bringing their unique style of primitive bluegrass and old time music to the John Boy & Billy record label. The group, which interestingly is from North Carolina, consists of David Sheppard, Andy Edmonds, and Ivy Sheppard have signed with the label, […]


It’s About Tyme coming in September

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have announced a September 4 release for their latest CD, It’s About Tyme. This will be their first album of new material since Prime Tyme in 2011. Their most recent was Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, an album of covers […]


J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]


Brandy Miller to Chosen Road

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Bucker & Open Road have announced the addition of Brandy Miller to the band, playing banjo. Just 17 years old, Brandy is already an accomplished banjo player. She was chosen to participate in the IBMA Youth Bluegrass All-Stars in 2013, and recorded as a […]


Clay Jones – Heritage Not Hate

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Clay Jones has been both in and out of bluegrass music for most of his life. It seems like he’ll be prominent on guitar with a leading band for a while, like Mountain Heart or Lou Reid & Terry Baucom, and then he’ll drop out […]


Flatt Lonesome accident update

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We have a learned a bit more about the auto accident that occurred on Saturday (8/1) involving two members of Flatt Lonesome. The best news is that both Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton are doing well, have been released from the hospital, and are safely […]


Thurman Pugh passes 

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charles Thurman Pugh of Galax, Virginia, bass player with the Mountain Ramblers, passed away in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center, Independence, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was 80 years old. The Mountain Ramblers is a name synonymous with all that is good […]


Flatt Lonesome members in serious accident

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two members of Flatt Lonesome were injured this morning in an automobile accident near Durham, NC. Michael Stockton and Dominic Illingworth were just moments from meeting up with the rest of the band when the accident occurred. Both were taken to Duke Medical Center for examination […]


Cumberland River to LoweRider Entertainment

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Cumberland River bluegrass band has announced affiliation with LoweRider Entertainment in Nashville for representation. The agency has been operated since 1990 by Sam Lowe, and handles primarily country artists like Mark Collie and Bailey & the Boys. This is a second chance for the Cumberland […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys crossing the pond

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Tennessee’s Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, formed just last year to perform regularly at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, has been rapidly gathering steam with outside shows. So much so that they are currently preparing for an 8-day central European tour next month. The Boys […]