Tag: fiddle

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 […]


Checking in with Jim VanCleve

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fiddle phenom Jim VanCleve asked us to share this message regarding his musical plans post Mountain Heart. Since the public disclosure of my departure from Mountain Heart last week, I’ve had a whole bunch of folks ask what my plans were. Before I answer, I […]


J.B. Prince passes

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Noted North Carolina fiddler J.B. Prince died early Wednesday morning (7/8/15). Early reports indicate that he passed peacefully in his sleep. He was 58 years of age. Prince grew up as a child prodigy, winning prizes at fiddler’s conventions in his native North Carolina while still […]


Tara goes to Weiser 2015

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Well, June is a month of great music festivals all over the country, but one of my favorites is definitely The National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho. Top notch musicians from all over the country descend on the tiny little town and […]


Bill Birchfield passes

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Traditional and old time musician Bill Birchfield has died this morning (May 15), after having suffered a stroke last night. He was known widely as both a banjo picker and fiddler, and for his many years with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, with whom he performed […]


Well-deserved honor for Fletcher Bright

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most musicians have strong memories about the turning points in their careers, and that’s certainly true for octogenarian Fletcher Bright, who says his came in the late 1980s after he’d been performing professionally for more than 40 years with his band, the Dismembered Tennesseans. It […]


Johnny Gimble passes 

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legendary fiddle player Johnny Gimble passed away on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, at a nursing facility in Marble Falls, just west of Austin, due to complications from several strokes he had suffered in recent years. He was 88 years old. John Paul Gimble was […]