Tag: Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks releases Bitterweeds

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lonesome and Then Some is truly an album we’ve been waiting 50 years to hear. It’s Larry Sparks’ 50th anniversary record, and it’s coming August 5 from Rebel Records. You may remember the superb 40 album, released to coincide with Larry’s 40th year in music, […]


Hills of Home 2014

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our crack festival team of John Goad and Jessica Boggs attended the Ralph Stanley Hills Of Home festival on Smith Ridge near Coeburn, VA where the Stanley family has lived for many years. They captured lots of the fun – John with a video, and […]


Thursday at Palatka 2014

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys kicked off the 10th edition of the February Palatka Bluegrass show held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. They were followed by the James King Band and Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Dailey and Vincent along with Jimmy Fortune […]


It’s Christmas Time – Jeff Parker

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the weather gets colder and lights, tinsel, and garland start appearing at stores everywhere, it’s easy to know Christmas is getting closer. And with that also comes Christmas music, and the release of new holiday albums by some of our favorite artists. Among the […]


Photos from SOIMF 2013

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival is well underway, and we have some photos from Day 1 courtesy of Bill Warren. More to come.  


Rebel Records announces new Gospel Compilation

| September 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

Rebel Records has announced the October 22nd release of a new Gospel compilation album, Memories of That Old Country Church (REB-CD-8008). Gospel and sacred music has been an integral part of bluegrass music’s repertoire for as long as the music has been played and as new […]


Blue Side Of Me from Jeff Brown

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mountain Fever has another new CD out today, Blue Side Of Me, from Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Brown is a powerful vocalist, with a sound reminiscent of Larry Sparks, with whom he once worked, and the great Ralph Stanley, who schooled Sparks at the […]


Larry Sparks at 50

| May 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

We caught up recently with the legendary Larry Sparks to get an update on his next album, a celebration of his 50th year performing in bluegrass music. It is expected to be released on Rebel Records in the latter part of 2013. Like 40, his previous milestone […]


New single from Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jeff Brown earned his bluegrass cred working for Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers in the mid-’90s. Back then, Jeff handled bass on the road with Sparks, but he is now on guitar with his own band, consisting of very talented young folks from far […]


Great Northern Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

This past weekend Terry and Jan Lease hosted the 19th edition of the Great Northern Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival. Friday brought Newtown, Larry Sparks, Special C, Kody Norris, and a relatively new band from Minnesota, Copper Creek. Saturday featured Donna Ulisse, The Boxcars, Little Roy Lewis […]