Back in the days when I served on the IBMA Board, as I think I’d mentioned in a previous column, it was a simpler and less stressful time, a time before social media and the clip-on tuner. I also pointed out that my biggest accomplishment […]
This report on the long-running series of bluegrass shows in Sandy Ridge, NC is a contribution from Jay Adams, banjo player with Rich in Tradition. Jay assumed management of this popular local tradition in 2010 when its founder, Cleo Lemons, turned 90 years of age. […]
The 2016 edition of Bluegrass First Class was held this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC. Everyone seemed to have a fine time enjoying the music and the lovely surroundings, with the possible exception of one banjo player. Gena Britt had finished […]
Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]
Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute… Doesn’t Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That’s right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to an agreement to […]
Here’s still another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.