Tag: Alison Krauss

Taylor Swift grabs grassers for CMA Awards show

| October 22, 2013 | 4 Comments

Country pop chanteuse and fashion icon Taylor Swift has announced a special all-star collaboration for her performance during the 2013 Country Music Association Awards Show next month. During the show, to be televised on ABC November 6 at 8:00 p.m., she will offer a live version of her current […]


Alison out for Wide Open Bluegrass

| September 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

Alison Krauss, who was scheduled to perform as part as part of a headlining collaboration show with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Tony Rice and Mark Schatz on September 27 during the IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, has had to pull out owing […]


Larry Cordle to release duets album

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the top songwriters in Nashville for more than two decades, few songsters have achieved half the success which Larry Cordle has attained. In addition to his stellar songwriting, he has been one of the coolest cats in bluegrass since helping found Lonesome Standard […]


Alison Krauss in Boston

| July 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

This brief report and gallery come from David Moultrup. Alison Krauss filled Copley Square in Boston with an enthusiastic audience to close out the Summer Arts Festival on Sunday (7/28). The music was held in the park that recently was the scene of the memorial […]


Lions, tigers, and… bluegrass impersonators!

| June 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Recently we discussed bluegrass urban legends, but it has since come to my attention that we have a lot bigger things to worry about, and no, I’m not talking about the worrisome deflation of banjo strap prices due to cheap imported straps flooding the market. […]


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 […]