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 […]


Thursday at 2015 Land Fest

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Dailey & Vincent Land Fest held at Denton Farm Park in Denton, North Carolina opened on Thursday. Cindy Baucom is the emcee at this show with assistance from Jamie and Darrin. The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band opened the show. The ETSU bluegrass music program is […]


Mandolin iBook from Adam Tanner

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time fiddler and mandolinist Adam Tanner has put together a mandolin tune book for Apple’s iBook format. It combines audio files with standard notation and tablature for on-screen display, in what should be a very convenient learning system for anyone with an iPad, iPhone, […]


ETSU hires two new lecturers for bluegrass department

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Tennessee State University’s school of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies has announced the hiring of two new lecturers for the program. Both bring specific credentials and experience to bear on their new positions, and have connections to the school and this program. Adam […]


ETSU seeks Marketing Coordinator

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

ETSU’s Department of Appalachian Studies, which includes their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies degree program, has posted an opening for a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator. This is a half-time position for someone to assist with the promotion of the BOT&CMS department, and developing marketing […]


Lecturer sought for ETSU Bluegrass

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University is accepting applications now for a lecturer spot in their program. This is a non-tenure track, contract position. Here is the official announcement: The Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State […]


Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

I love discovering new music. The majority of the time, that music is just new to me: an early J.D. Crowe & the New South album I’ve never heard before, a Jimmy Martin concert from the mid-1990s streaming on YouTube, a new country artist that […]


Jason Davis, Dwayne Anderson and Nate Olson to ETSU

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music degree program at East Tennessee State University has announced three new faculty members starting this Fall 2014 semester. Nate Olson has been hired as an Assistant Professor, a lecturer position. Growing up in the Western US, Nate has pursued […]


Adam Steffey – The Graduate

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons from one of the most […]


Cardboard In Her Shoes – Dave Yates

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dave Yates’ 4-song EP, Cardboard In Her Shoes, has got East Tennessee written all over it. Of course Yates himself is on the faculty in the East Tennessee State University’s bluegrass music program, and has plied his trade as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist in the […]