Tag: fiddle

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

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Fred Weisz passes

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]


Julian Pinelli wins 2016 Fletcher Bright Award at Berklee

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA has announced Julian Pinelli as the winner of the 2016 Fletcher Bright Award. The award has been given since 2008 to an outstanding young Berklee student in the strings program, which […]


Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends – Volume 2

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

North Carolina fiddler Tim Smith is back with a second album under the title, Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends – Volume 2. Like its namesake, this record combines Smith’s clever original instrumentals with popular standards and a couple of Gospel classics. Also like his previous […]


Tunesmith Sessions video from Corrina Rose Logston

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the more agreeable aspects of the rush in accessibility of video recording equipment has been the ability to document audio recording sessions in video form. Some artists will capture such images for use in later music videos, or record mini-interviews in the studio. In […]


Avery Davis fights for her health

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Avery Davis is a talented young fiddler in southwestern Virginia, who has been attending classes in the ETSU Bluegrass program, and playing fiddle with Loose Strings, an all-female bluegrass band based in Galax. A lovely, pleasant young lady and a very capable musician, Avery is one […]


Gene Boyd passes

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gene Boyd, known widely as The Fiddling Barber of Bristol, passed away on January 26 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was 88 years of age and had been battling cancer for the past six months. Born in 1927 in the Hickory Tree area […]


Christmas Time’s A Coming brings the tax man

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a sad story of unexpected consequences, one that befalls many adult children of senior parents who pass away without tax planning. As it involves one of the most celebrated songs in all of bluegrass music – and a chance for us all to help […]


All Year Long from Megan and Mary

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Megan Lynch Chowning and Mary Sue Englund have collaborated on a new album of Christmas music. All Year Long features 6 tracks, mixed between their original songs and holiday favorites. Bluegrass fans know Megan from her work with the FiddleStar music camps in Nashville, plus […]