Tag: Bluegrass Youth

Bluegrass siblings at HoustonFest

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jordan Laney wrote earlier this week about the youth focus of last weekend’s HoustonFest in Galax, VA. Here is some video proof of why it’s important to support and nourish young grassers. This video shows 3 sets of teen bluegrass siblings plying their trade. Jimmy […]


Registration open for KSMU Youth in Bluegrass

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2014 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held during the annual Bluegrass and BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. The competition, which awards $4000 in prize money over 5 places, will be held on May 24 […]


Close Kin follow-up to feature young pickers

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings and singer, songwriter and producer Johnny Williams have teamed up for a follow-up to their 2011 collaboration, Close Kin-A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music. That album was just what the title suggests, a pairing of artists in […]


Hot pickin’ kids all over IBMA

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

The IBMA has been doing a great job of trying to come up with ways to encourage young pickers to be play bluegrass and to be a part of the IBMA. The future of bluegrass, after all, does lie in their hands. With that in […]


Young Uns #2 – Ashley Lilly

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

“When we saw first saw Ashley her father, Dr. Everett Lilly, said she was just starting to sing publicly. It was at WOB 2008, and she was 10 years old. I believe that was the last year of the Roots and Branches stage over in […]


Generation Bluegrass 2: The Grass Roots Up

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last year we dedicated a good many pixels to a film project called Generation Bluegrass. It was the brainchild of Corey Smith, an 18 year old filmmaker and bluegrass guitarist. His idea was to highlight some of the stellar young musicians about to break out […]


Scholarship winners for Wernick’s MerleFest Jam Camp

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pete Wernick

Pete Wernick has announced the names of two youngsters from western North Carolina as scholarship winners for his Bluegrass Jam Camp in Boomer, NC later this month. Liam Purcell, 10, of Deep Gap and Kinsey Green, 14, of Boone are both multi-instrumentalists, immersed in bluegrass […]


Radio Ramblers with Alternative Strings

| March 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

This weekend in Centerville, OH, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers will be performing at a special event, one that is very close to Joe’s heart. They are on a twin bill Saturday with Alternative Strings, an extra-curricular music program for students in the Centerville school […]


Young Uns #1 – Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

We never cease to be enchanted by the youthful vigour of young musical talent.  Young Uns in bluegrass go back as far as Earl Scruggs pictured with his banjo-playing older brother Junie. Since then, there has been a young Sonny Osborne playing banjo with Bill […]


2012 Houston Caldwell Scholarship recipient at ResoSummit

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 6th annual ResoSummit was held this past weekend in Nashville, bringing together 100 resonator guitarists from around the world for three days of instruction and camaraderie with an all star faculty. Students traveled to Tennesse from across the US, as well as Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, […]