Tag: jimmy martin

America-grass! – Your Essential 4th of July Playlist

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Birthday America! 238 years ago, our founding fathers declared our independence from Great Britain and gave birth to a new nation. The land of the free and the home of the brave proved that a nation for the people and by the people could […]


Larry Wallace recalls James Alan Shelton

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Memoriams to James Alan Shelton continue to come in, focusing mostly on what a good friend and fine fellow he was, aside from his obvious skills as a guitarist. This one comes from Mississippian Larry Wallace, who played banjo with Jimmy Martin from 1991 to […]


Hank Williams III talks Jimmy Martin

| May 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The rebel grandson of the great, Hank Williams, Hank Williams III (Hank 3) is one of the most unique artists touring today. While he loves country music, he’s not afraid to push the envelope with hardcore rock music. “Country is in my blood, even though […]


Bobby Osborne and Jimmy Martin

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here’s the fourth installment in Bobby Osborne’s set of video reminiscences which he calls Road To The Opry. We pick up the story in the early 1950s. Bobby was playing with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, and Larry Richardson had decided to leave the group.  


Cheers! in the bluegrass style

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you prefer a green beer or a Shamrock Shake (like myself), you have to appreciate some good drinking songs on one of the year’s biggest days for alcohol consumption. Because the number of bluegrass drinking songs is higher […]


Paul Williams hangs up his Walkin’ Shoes

| January 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is more deserving of a long […]


The Twelve Days of Bluegrass Christmas

| December 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas A song most people love to hate. It is never picked when church groups go Christmas caroling. Whether it’s because it’s too long or because no one knows all of the words is irrelevant. If it were a person, it […]


Having a Coffee with…… Ronnie Prevette

| September 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

This is the next installment in a fun new series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Our guest today is Ronnie Prevette, who worked for […]


Album of the Week #35 – Jimmy Martin’s Country Music Time

| August 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jimmy Martin was born on August 10, 1924 in Sneedville, TN; today would’ve been his 89th birthday. The undisputed “King Of Bluegrass,” Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys made some of hardest-hitting bluegrass music of all-time. One of my favorite Jimmy albums has got […]


Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

July 22 marked the official release date for Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass, a documentary film 11 years in the making. The project was spearheaded by bluegrass artist James Reams, who dedicates the film to his late and long time companion, Tina Aridas, […]