Tag: fiddle

Out of These Mountains – Shad Cobb and Charlie Cushman

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The folks at A Simple Life magazine have called on a pair of noted bluegrass/old time musicians to help encapsulate the publication’s wistful and nostalgic look at simpler times when lives were less stressful and crowded. A Simple Life is a project from Jill Peterson, […]


Hunter Berry to cut live album at Carter Fold

| November 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hunter Berry, fiddle player and larger-than-life personality with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, is set to record a live album on November 24 at The Carter Fold in Hiltons, VA. This special show will be staged at 3:00 p.m. (EST), billed as Hunter Berry & Friends […]


Old Time Music Party – Brian Vollmer

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many of the bands who claim old time influences these days really have more of a folk or Americana style, with traditional songs set to a more modern sound. Brian Vollmer, a banjo and fiddle player originally from Maryland (where he studied banjo with the […]


New single from Grasstowne

| October 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

We caught up with Alan Bibey over the weekend to discuss all things Grasstowne. Their next Mountain Fever project, Grasstowne 4, is finished but for the mixing, and is set for release early in 2014. Alan said that its completion was delayed by both he […]


Adam Haynes to The Grascals

| October 25, 2013 | 12 Comments

Just two days after The Grascals announced that they would take the next several months to find an appropriate replacement for long-time fiddler Jeremy Abshire, they announced this afternoon that Adam Haynes would be stepping in to the gig. Adam has been working with Grasstowne […]


Jeremy Abshire exits The Grascals

| October 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

We heard this afternoon from Jeremy Abshire, now former fiddler with The Grascals, announcing his departure from the group. “Friends, as some of you may or may not know, after six years with The Grascals, a handful of recordings together, and a lifetime of memories, […]


Bobby Hicks to receive NC Heritage Award

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The recipients of the North Carolina Heritage Award for 2014 have been announced, and legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks is among the honorees. A native of Newton, NC, Bobby started on the fiddle as a young boy, and won his first fiddle competition when he was just […]


Jim Shumate – Bluegrass Fiddler Supreme

| October 14, 2013 | 3 Comments

James Fred ‘Jim’ Shumate grew up hearing the sounds of his uncle playing fiddle at a neighboring farm and as his wife Naomi said, “He picked up the fiddle when he was a boy and hasn’t put it down”. Born on Chestnut Mountain, Pisgah National […]


Jim Shumate has passed

| October 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Legendary bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate has died at 91 years of age. As a young man, he served as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the early 1940s, just prior to the addition of Flatt & Scruggs to the band. When Lester […]


Crystal Shipley to Amber Collins

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Amber Collins & Turning Point have announced the official addition of fiddler Crystal Shipley to the band. She has been doing shows with them for much of the summer, and has now been welcomed as a full-time member. Crystal joins Noah Brown on bass, Tony […]