• 2016 Grand Masters winners

    The winners from this past weekend's Grand Master Fiddler Championship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, have been posted online. Held annually, the competition is an open format where fiddlers (and their accompanists) are eligible

  • Hoot Hester passes

    Hoot Hester, Kentucky fiddler and noted Nashville session player, has died today. He was 65 years of age and had been struggling with cancer. Born Hubert Duane Hester on August 13, 1951, Hoot had worked as a staff musician at the Grand Ole Opry,

  • Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

    West Virginia's Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for

  • Carroll County Blues from The Western Flyers

    Wild Blue Yonder is the debut album from The Western Flyers, a new western swing outfit that features the sparkling fiddle of Katie Glassman, the 2016 Swing Fiddling champion at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest in Weiser, ID. In addition to Katie's fiddle, this

  • Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLain

    Michael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards,

  • Weiser 2016 report

    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

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