Tag: fiddle

Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]


Hey, Fletcher Bright… What’s in your case?

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a new moon report from Lisa Jacobi, with another of her “What’s in your case?” video episodes. This time it’s with her friend, and fiddle wizard, Fletcher Bright. As Lisa tells us, “He hangs the moon” for her. What is with this girl and the lunar […]


Skipping Rocks – Ken & Brad Kolodner

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although old-time music has recently experienced a surge in popularity, most of the groups who bill themselves as old-time are of the string band variety, with a focus on banjo and fiddle music. An instrument that’s often neglected in the traditional music world, despite its […]


Master fiddle contest list

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megan Lynch Chowning has done a great service for folks who run the fiddle contest circuit every year – and people who simply enjoy attending. She has compiled a master list of the many competitions held each year, searchable by state or date. Chowning is […]


Fiddlers 20 from Fiddler magazine

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fiddler magazine has come up with a unique way to celebrate their 20th year of publishing. They have released a retrospective CD/book package called Fiddlers 20 which includes transcriptions and recordings by 20 artists featured in the magazine over that same number of years. True […]


F&R Stewart Violins

| January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Poor Ron Stewart… he just doesn’t have enough to do. In addition to recording and touring with The Boxcars, he is among the most in-demand producers and session players in bluegrass, on both banjo and fiddle. On off days, he works on fiddles with his […]


New Years nightmare for Steve Thomas

| January 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

While most of us were spending New Year’s Eve with family and friends, or maybe taking in a concert or jamming with friends, Steve Thomas, noted Nashville sideman and one half of bluegrass duo Newton & Thomas, spent his in the cold watching his home […]


Byron Berline – A Fiddler’s Diary

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

While it is a known fact that Blue Grass Boy Doug Green keeps a diary recording his activities, it isn’t so well known that another bluegrass musician did so. Well, in fact, this book is based on journal entries by Byron Berline’s wife Bette and […]


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 […]