• Nathan Stanley touring in tribute to Ralph

    Nathan Stanley, grandson of the recently departed Dr. Ralph Stanley, has organized a special tribute tour in his honor. The show is being billed as A Tribute to my papaw, Dr. Ralph Stanley. The tour will begin in September, and run for

  • Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2013

    The line-up for each of the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman for 2013 has been announced. The annual summer fair of bluegrass music at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium begins this evening, June 20, and continues weekly on Thursdays through

  • Carolina Moonrise – Jim Lauderdale

    Throughout his career, celebrated songwriter and roots musician Jim Lauderdale has danced between genres, releasing albums which touch on Americana, country, and bluegrass. For his latest release, Carolina Moonrise, he has turned once again to bluegrass, providing listeners with a

  • Jim Lauderdale at IBMA

    We reported last week that Nashville singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale had a new CD, Carolina Moonrise, which was released this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, Jim sat with us to talk about the record, and how he came to write with Grateful Dead

  • Carolina Moonrise from Jim Lauderdale

    Jim Lauderdale is set to release his 21st recording on September 25, a new bluegrass album called Carolina Moonrise. Like his previous grass projects, Jim has again teamed up with Randy Kohrs, who produced and engineered, and also provided reso-guitar. And like

  • Dropping names for fun and profit

    Jim Lauderdale (I call him “Jim”) does a characteristically hilarious name-dropping bit on stage, which often involves the names of semi-famous government officials, e.g. Madeline Albright. I paraphrase: “I was just talking to Condoleeza Rice on the phone, and she

  • Bluegrass Underground taping this weekend

    This coming weekend, the folks at Bluegrass Underground will be doing a marathon taping for their second season on PBS television. Shows are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2/24-26) deep inside the earth at Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, just a

  • Country Side of Bluegrass from Janie Fricke

    Recent news of a release by Janie Fricke, titled Country Side of Bluegrass, intrigued me, as one of those who remember her star status as one of the premier female vocalists in country music in the early 1980's. Getting started doing vocals for national advertising

  • Free download from Jim Lauderdale

    Today (6/21) is the official release date for Reason And Rhyme, the latest CD from Nashville maverick Jim Lauderdale. It's his third all-bluegrass release, and also his third writing with Robert Hunter, bluegrass collaborator with Jerry Garcia in the pre-Dead

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