Tag: Balsam Range

2015 IBMA Award winners

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last night at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed. It was the year of the Earls of Leicester, who took 6 of the 17 trophies, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. They became so blasé […]


Friday at Grey Fox 2015

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courtney Hartmann with Della Mae at Grey Fox 2015 - photo by Tara Linhardt

Friday at Grey Fox was another action-packed day. One of the hardest things about this festival is deciding what to do with so many great activities happening at the same time. There were workshops on dance, songwriting, and all kinds of instruments. Then there was the huge […]


Photos from ROMP 2015

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shelly Swanger was on hand at ROMP 2015, and just sent us these images from the festival.


Balsam Range to receive NC State honors

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass and Balsam Range fans are invited to the state capitol in Raleigh, NC tomorrow for a reception and live performance honoring the band. Statements will be read from both the House and Senate chambers of the state legislature, and the band will be greeted […]


Last batch from Gettysburg 2015

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is our final gallery of photos from the Spring 2015 edition of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Many thanks to Frank Baker for sending such lovely images. Be on the lookout for his photos from the Loudon Bluegrass Festival coming up soon.


More photos from Gettysburg – May 2015

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival earlier this month.


Roys to host Bluegrass Kinda Christmas in 2016

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hemilright Entertainment, who put on the popular Bluegras Island festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in September, have announced a new festival to be held in Raleigh in December. Set to launch in 2016 is A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas, a three-day, indoor bluegrass […]


2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once again, we have compiled all of our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Charts to create a chart for the past year. It’s great to see new artists, established headliners, and rising stars all represented Here’s our 2014 list, showing the ranking based on total spins […]


2014’s Best: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 25 Bluegrass Albums of 2014. Based solely on Nielsen SoundScan sales numbers, the Billboard bluegrass charts can sometimes be a misrepresentation of what is actually popular in bluegrass music. […]


Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]