• A Show for Joe in September

    Joe Wilson, who died in 2015, was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region

  • Dolly and Alison get the Guion treatment

    Last year about this time we featured a series of bluegrass portraits painted by Nashville mural artist Scott Guion. At the time he was decorating the fencing around a commercial property belonging to the House of Blues Studio with images of some of

  • Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

    When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some... A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974

  • AKUS & Willie in concert

    Alison Krauss and Union Station came to the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA with Willie Nelson and Family and played to nearly 5,000 fans on May 13. Add the opening band, Devil Makes Three, just nominated for Americana Music

  • AKUS tour cancellations announced

    A lot of folks excited about the start of the big Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss tour have been disappointed to see a number of the early dates cancelled or rescheduled. The official word is that "an unforeseen and urgent health concern

  • Soggy Bottom Boys show follow-up

    We caught up last night with Josh Trivett of Moonstruck Management, who had pulled together the Soggy Bottom Boys concert at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Galtinbug, TN last Saturday. The plan was to see how the show went

  • Rhonda remembers the ’80s

    We found this classic photo on Rhonda Vincent's message board, a shot of her with Suzanne Cox and Alison Krauss which, judging from the hair, was taken in the late 1980s. Can you believe that look went out of fashion? Rhonda recalls

  • AKUS and Willie this Spring

    Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson are co-headlining a major US tour starting in May of 2014. 33 dates are currently scheduled between May 1 and July 18, covering the eastern and central United States. No word yet about

  • Ricky Skaggs at the CMHOF

    This week the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville hosted Ricky Skaggs as an artist-in-residence. Given his prominence in both bluegrass and country music, the museum sponsored two nights of shows: one celebrating Skaggs in each genre,

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