Tag: Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams video from Balsam Range

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music has just released a music video from Balsam Range with a live, in-studio performance of one of the songs from their upcoming album, Mountain Voodoo. It’s for Blue Collar Dreams, a hard-luck, hard-workin’ song from Aaron Bibelhauser, sung as a duet by Caleb Smith and […]


More photos from Nothin’ Fancy 2016

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nothin’ Fancy had a perfect weather weekend for their 16th festival this past weekend. Remington Ryde opened Friday’s show to a “ready for some bluegrass music” crowd. They were followed by multi-IBMA award nominees, Flatt Lonesome. Then Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long hit the stage […]


Tim Surrett recovering at home

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some time to get his sea […]


Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of lightheadedness yesterday, […]


Earthworks making waves in bluegrass

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

For a great many musicians and studio folks, Earthworks microphones are known primarily for their reference and choral applications. Recognized for their remarkable sonic accuracy and lack of tonal colorization, these somewhat odd-looking microphones, with their long cylindrical shape and small, elongated elements, have more recently […]


Earls of Leicester sez ‘The show must go on!’

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

This “power of bluegrass story” comes from Kimberly Williams, bluegrass publicist to the stars, about what she saw during this past weekend’s Bluegrass On The Plains festival. Or should we say, a “no power of bluegrass story?” On Friday, June 3rd, the large crowd at […]


Marc Pruett – a Carolina treasure

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Cindy Faulkner, a writer and bluegrass fan living near Raleigh, NC.  After Marc Pruett received a North Carolina Heritage Award recently, I had the pleasure of candidly chatting with him about bluegrass, playing the banjo, and some of his experiences […]


Still more from Gettysburg ’16

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

And here is another gallery of Frank Baker’s photos from the May 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.


Hopkins and Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Driskell Hopkins, bassist with alt-country heroes the Zac Brown Band, has released a holiday album for the 2015 Christmas season. In The Spirit find Hopkins singing a dozen sacred and secular favorites, all backed by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and a number of noted […]


David Holt’s State of Music November 22

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

A concert is scheduled for November 22 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC to start production for season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music. The show, created in cooperation with UNC-TV, is syndicated nationally through PBS. Holt hosts, and performs a bit, with top names […]