Category: Music

Songwriter Showcase participants announced for WOB ’16

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in its 2016 World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. Each year the ten best songs from the dozens submitted for consideration are selected, and the writers are invited to perform them during IBMA’s annual convention before an […]


Columbus Stockade Blues drops for Billy Droze

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Billy Droze is about to become a household name among lovers of bluegrass music. Remember… you read it here first. Those working in our industry have recognized his talents for years, writing songs for The Grascals, Junior Sisk, Flatt Lonesome, Marty Raybon and others. He […]


Kim Robins to Wilson Pickins

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s been a busy week for Melanie Wilson and her Wilson Pickins Promotions. On Monday we had news about them signing The Hinson Girls from South Carolina, and today she has announced that Kim Robins has joined her agency as well. Kim has followed a […]


Tyler Collins to Darrell Webb

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]


Stringworks coming soon from Kristin Scott Benson

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watching Kristin Scott Benson on stage with The Grascals, it’s easy to imagine her as the shy and retiring type. She rarely if ever speaks, and doesn’t often even smile. Just a little lady and her banjo quietly driving the band forward song after song. But when […]


Let Her Roll from Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oregon’s Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising has a new single available to bluegrass radio, a bluesy train song from Steve Spurgin called Let Her Roll. The track will be included on 40 Years of Lonesome, Kathy and the band’s 6th album, when it is released. The single is […]


Hinson Girls to Wilson Pickins

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melanie Wilson has announced the signing of The Hinson Girls to her Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions agency. The four sisters from Lancaster, SC pick and sing contemporary bluegrass and Gospel music. They have been performing together on the circuit since 2009, and as they have grown […]


Ralph Stanley passes

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to know what to say about legends in our industry. Accurately describing the importance of their contributions – and lifetime commitment – to bluegrass and traditional music is nearly impossible. This evening, one of the true founding fathers of this seventy-some year old […]


Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week young bluegrassers in central North Carolina are hard at work boning up on their musical chops at the Youth Bluegrass Camps in Cary, NC. Located just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, these camps are sponsored and administered by PineCone – The Piedmont […]


New music coming from Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the earliest days of bluegrass music it was the product of an authentically rural culture. The only artists making this new music in the 1940s were country and mountain folks whose lives revolved around the land from whence they took their living. It was […]