Tag: fiddle

Weiser 2016 report

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
weiser_th

Another great year has just concluded at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho. New this year, folks all over the world could tune in on their computers and watch the main stage as it happens since the Festival has teamed up […]

more

Michael Cleveland/Mono Neon mashup on Jerusalem Ridge

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
neon_th

What happens when you mashup an incognito jazz bassist with a incomparable bluegrass improvisor like Michael Cleveland? Well, it’s hard to explain in words; we’ll just have to show you. It all started on May 21 at ForestFest in the Jefferson National Forest near Louisville, Kentucky. […]

more

Adam Burrows to Kevin Prater Band

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
burrows_th

Kevin Prater has announced the addition of Adam Burrows to his touring band, playing fiddle and doubling on guitar and vocals. Adam is from Asheboro, NC and had recently been performing with The Price Sisters on bass, and with his brother Jake as The Burrows […]

more

Jeri Foreman wins 2016 Australian Bluegrass Scholarship

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
jeri_th

Jeri Foreman has been announced today as the recipient of the 2016 Australian Bluegrass Scholarship. This award was established in 2011 by Hamish and Lachlan Davidson to encourage singers and musicians who demonstrate talent, dedication and leadership in the field of bluegrass music. Foreman has been fiddling […]

more

Dwight Diller bio coming this summer

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
diller_th

McFarland Books has announced a July 22 release date for Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician, a biography of the old time music stalwart by Lewis M. Stern. Diller is a true West Virginian, born and raised in a family that are among the oldest […]

more

Patrick McAvinue accepts Artist In Residence

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
patrick_th

The Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD has selected Patrick McAvinue for their Artist in Residence program this year. This multidiscipline facility offers a number of venues that host events both indoors and out, including regular performances from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonic, and several others. […]

more

Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
scap_th

Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]

more

Kentucky Fiddler from Wayne Brewer

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
ky_fiddler_th

Tonight’s Friday Night Bluegrass show at the Shepherdsville Music Barn is the next-to-last concert in this winter music series hosted by Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Gentlemen. Each week from November to early April, Gary and the boys have opened each show followed by a […]

more

I have to finish this song – a story of a daughter’s love

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
samantha_th

This story by Christina Hobert and Anna Nichols was originally published March 17, 2016 in The Trailblazer, the official student newspaper of Morehead State University in Kentucky. They have graciously consented to having it reprinted here. Thanks to Raymond McLain, Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional […]

more

Fred Weisz passes

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
weisz_th

Fred Weisz, noted fiddler and graduate of the 1960s bluegrass scene in New York city, died last week in Everett, WA. He was 71 years of age and had been suffering from both mental and physical illness for some time. He was a childhood friend […]

more