• IBMA Film Festival announces attractions

    The films to be screened during the debut IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention have been announced. Eight different projects will be shown, including a pair of highlight films that were selected for special merit.

  • Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

    Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in

  • Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

    While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

  • Sizemore documentary on IndieGoGo

    The Herschel Sizemore documentary film project to which we alluded back in February continues apace. With a working title of Herschel Sizemore: A Mandolin in B, producer/director Rick Bowman has created a crowd sourcing campaign at indiegogo to raise funds to

  • Hillsville 1912 audio CD available

    We have mentioned before the film, Hillsville 1912, a story of murder and mayhem that still divides families and communities in parts of southwestern Virginia. This story of a courthouse shooting 100 years ago doesn't have a specific bluegrass connection, though

  • Sizemore documentary film preview

    We had extensive coverage last week of the momentous tribute offered to mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore at a benefit concert in Roanoke, VA on February 19. The show featured performances by artists as diverse as Punch Brothers and Seldom Scene,

  • Herschel Sizemore tribute

    In a long day of great music and great moments at Sunday’s benefit concert in Roanoke for Herschel and Joyce Sizemore, two backstage discussions captured the spirit of the man being feted and the music community that supported the event. One

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