Tag: Alison Krauss

Rodgers Remembrance Vol IX: Any Old Time

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week we are going to once again remember the life and times of America’s Blue Yodeler, the Singing Brakeman, and the Father of Country Music: the late, great Jimmie Rodgers. On Saturday, May 26, Jimmie Rodgers will have been gone 80 years. Arguably the […]


Larry Sparks at 50

| May 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

We caught up recently with the legendary Larry Sparks to get an update on his next album, a celebration of his 50th year performing in bluegrass music. It is expected to be released on Rebel Records in the latter part of 2013. Like 40, his previous milestone […]


Punch Brothers, bluegrass All Stars at Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has begun to announce the scheduled performers for the 2013 Wide Open Bluegras Festival, their weekend concert event that follows the conclusion of the World of Bluegrass Business Conference and International Bluegrass Music Awards in September. This 2 day festival, […]


The Ultimate Playlist for your Bluegrass Valentine

| February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s finally here, fellas: Die Hard 5 hits theaters TODAY! Unfortunately, for most of you, Bruce Willis takes a backseat to Cupid. If you didn’t know by now, today is Valentine’s Day. How many of you have forgotten until now? And yes, your local Wal-Mart […]


Faultline – Jesse Gregory

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesse Gregory is a strong young vocalist from Maryville, TN, currently enrolled in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. She has the distinction of being the first woman to declare a bluegrass major there, and would seem to […]


Who would you choose for the President of Bluegrass?

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the elections in their final stretch in the US, it seems like a good time to poll our readers for a vote on a chief executive of our beloved bluegrass music. Which of these bluegrass icons would earn your vote? Feel free to write […]


Ron Block – From Bluegrass To AKUS Guitar

| October 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

AcuTab Publications has released a new guitar instruction DVD, Ron Block – From Bluegrass to AKUS Guitar. Ron has spent the largest part of his professional career playing banjo and guitar with Alison Krauss & Union Station. He was the subject of a banjo DVD […]


A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

| September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville Convention Center for the […]


Sunday at FloydFest 11

| July 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday at FloydFest 11 (“Lovers Rock”) boasted main stage performances by powerhouses Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby, and Allison Krauss & Union Station. The side stages were awash with fans, too, with performances by The Rogues, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, Darrell Scott, Morwenna Lasko […]


Album of the Week #25 – Alison Krauss & Union Station’s New Favorite

| July 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

What’s more American than Alison Krauss & Union Station on the 4th of July? Unless you’re eating apple pie with a Cincinnati Reds game on the radio, while watching fireworks light up the sky…  not much. Let’s face it: no other bluegrass artist in the […]