Tag: Featured

Behind The Mic with Terry Thacker

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
terry_thacker_th

It’s a common story in bluegrass music: mountain boy moves north, but tries to keep his roots close. Most of the time in songs, there’s a powerful lonesome ending to the story, but southeastern Kentucky native Colonel Terry Thacker has a brighter outlook. He has […]

more

The Day The Banjo Dies from Roni Stoneman

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
stoneman_th

Roni Stoneman has released a single from her upcoming bluegrass album, which answers the autobiographical question, “Have you ever thought about retiring?” Written by her long time guitarist, Ronnie Buff, The Day The Banjo Dies makes it plenty clear that Roni doesn’t plan on slowing […]

more

Talking Newtown with Kati and Jr.

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
jr_kati_th

Earlier this month we caught up with Jr. Williams and Kati Penn Williams of NewTown to talk about their current album, Time Machine, their new baby, and being an official showcase artist during World of Bluegrass.  

more

Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
glaser_book_th

Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

more

Larry Cordle to KY Music Hall of Fame

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
cord_th

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame has announced their 2015 honorees, and bluegrass singer/songwriter Larry Cordle is on the list. Located in Renfro Valley, the Hall of Fame exists to honor “Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have […]

more

Sunnyflower One – Miss Dixie sings

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
sunnyflower_th

You’re never too old or experienced to have your career take off in a new direction. Miss Dixie Hall, the renowned and award-winning songwriter in bluegrass music, has recorded her first-ever song as a vocalist, and it’s being released this week. It is a message […]

more

Dick Freeland : A Career Overview

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
dick_freeland_th

As previously reported, Charles Richard ‘Dick’ Freeland passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 76 years old. Born June 23, 1938, ‘Dick’ Freeland was a native of Pennsylvania. He “always had a robust interest in bluegrass […]

more

Pouco Bessie with guava nectar

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
jones_th

The Night Drivers and I have just completed what I believe is the world’s second shortest European tour. The world’s shortest European tour involved a band that just took their instruments out at the baggage claim of Amsterdam Schipol airport, played Salty Dog Blues, collected […]

more

IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
ibma_awards_th

The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack at the Duke Energy […]

more

Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/29/14

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
weather_th

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegras Weather Report, looking at the Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL.  

more