Tag: fiddle

Bluegrass championships at the Sydney Country Music Festival

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Attention young bluegrass pickers in New South Wales and Australia proper. The 2015 Sydney Country Music Festival will host Australia’s National Bluegrass Championships, October 31 and November 1. The festival, which is primarily a celebration of Australia’s burgeoning country music scene, will also feature a bluegrass […]


Joe Dobbs passes

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time music lovers in the Charleston/Huntington, WV region are mourning the loss of Joe Dobbs, a prominent fiddler, radio host, businessman, and music personality who had made St. Albans his home some years ago. Dobbs passed away on Monday (9/21) after a brief bout […]


Cold Icy Mountain from Matt Kinman

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time artist Matt Kinman has released this homespun video of him performing Cold Icy Mountain, one of the songs included on his upcoming album with Moses Nelligan, Travelin’ Songs. Kinman is a lifelong musician, though he had spent much of the past dozen years […]


Sue Cunningham passes

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Susan E. Cunningham, noted as a fiddler and festival organizer in the bluegrass world, and as a rocket scientist in the world of aeronautical engineering, died earlier this month at 57. She had been fighting against lung cancer this past five years. Over her life, […]


Billy Hurt’s fiddles headed home, or, A Boy And His Fiddle

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Monday, we ran a story about a missing pair of fiddles belonging to Billy Hurt, who works with Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show. It’s a story certain to strike fear in any touring musician, who quite often travel with valuable and […]


Missing fiddles at Thomas Point Beach [Updated]

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Billy Hurt, fiddler with Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, is reporting that his double fiddle case was likely stolen during this past weekend’s Thomas Point Beach festival in Maine. The two fiddles in the case are uniquely marked, and should be easy to identify should […]


Montage video from Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman have released a new video, created by Dutch mandolinist and photographer Theo Van Trier, using audio from one of the tunes on Brian and Sandy’s new album of banjo/fiddle duets, The Red Fiddle & The Silver Banjo, against a montage of lovely photos. The […]


Jerusalem Ridge video from the O’Connors

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mark and Maggie O’Connor have released a second video from their upcoming Duo CD, Mark’s arrangement of the classic Bill Monroe tune, Jerusalem Ridge. This is one that bluegrass fans know well, though Mark refers to it in his notes as Jerusalem’s Ridge. “Jerusalem’s Ridge is […]


Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve commented many times here at Bluegrass Today about the new trends in acoustic string music brought about by its recent acceptance as a course of study in higher education. Not only does this mean that promising young musicians in our wider genre get top-level […]


F.C.’s Jig video from Mark and Maggie O’Connor

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mark & Maggie O’Connor have released a music video for one of the tunes on the upcoming album, Duos. It’s a jig Mark composed and performs with his new bride, Maggie, which he call’s F.C.’s Jig, an adaptation from O’Connor’s Fiddle Concerto, which he composed in […]