Bobby Osborne talks to Net Radio Dogs

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

During last month’s Bobby Osborne tribute in Bristol, TN, Bobby sat down with Rick Dollar of NetRadioDogs for a fifteen minute interview about his long career in bluegrass music. Amidst the backstage craziness at the Paramount Center for the Arts, with a half dozen student […]


Photos from Gettysburg 2016

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

We were fortunate once again to have Frank Baker on hand during the 72nd Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this past weekend in Pennsylvania. Here is the first of several galleries of photos he shared from the festivities.


Calder Baker represents at Zellie’s Opry House

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Zellie’s Opry House is in Howard City, Michigan and is owned and operated by Terri and Keith Grannis. Keith mans the ticket booth and the sound board, and Terri is the emcee. They brought a group of current and former music students in from the […]


Bobby Osborne tribute at The Paramount in Bristol

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

On April 23, the Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University  hosted a special concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. It was a tribute to Bobby and his more than 60 years performing bluegrass music all […]


Bobby Osborne to be feted at ETSU

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University will be honoring the one and only Bobby Osborne this Saturday (4/23) at a concert to be held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. It’s the school’s 13th Annual Celebration […]


Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, has become known as a go-to person for information on the early recorded music of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Some music fans may recognize his name as the Grammy-nominated writer of meticulously […]


Takeharu Kunimoto – An Appreciation

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

This memorial appreciation is a contribution from Jack Tottle, Associate Professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University. It is used by permission from Moonshiner magazine (JAPAN), originally published—in Japanese translation—February, 2016. Takeharu Kunimoto was among the most unusual, gifted, energetic and hard-working individuals I’ve encountered during my six […]


Earls Of Leicester at ETSU

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The students in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University got quite a lesson today when they all attended a seminar and performance with The Earls of Leicester this afternoon in Johnson City. The band is in town for […]


New bluegrass graduates from ETSU

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has announced the six newest graduates from their department, and two who received advanced degrees at the Fall commencement on December 12. Baccalaureate degrees were accepted by Kristy […]


Eliminating limitations that disable our abilities

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This brief profile of Tyler Williams is a contribution from Gil Evans, a published writer focusing on inspirational leadership and development, and a bluegrass bassist and chef.  Recently, I met an amazing man named Tyler Williams. Tyler is an up-and-coming entertainer in the music industry. While […]