Tag: Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks on his Hall of Fame induction

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Larry Sparks, noted for his very original style of playing the guitar and singing, bluesy elements abounding, has been in touch with Bluegrass Today to share his reaction to the news of his induction to the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. He shares a […]


Brown County Bluegrass Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This coverage of the Brown County Fest is a contribution from Artie Werner, bass player/booking agent for The Missy Werner Band, and husband of The Missy Werner. Festival promoter Don Morgan, along with son Rob, achieved a milestone this past weekend as they celebrated the […]


Larry Sparks is the man!

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Driving home yesterday from the Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest, I was struck by one overwhelming sentiment. What a joy it is to live in a world where Larry Sparks is a superstar. It may not be true everywhere, everytime – I’m sure Mr. Sparks can make it […]


Larry Sparks – 50 years of bluegrass music

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Larry Sparks is noted for his unique soulful, bluesy style of bluegrass that from a distance appears to be effortless. But clearly, there is no doubt that he works hard to keep his audience entertained. His voice and guitar could not be better matched, bluesy […]


2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once again, we have compiled all of our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Charts to create a chart for the past year. It’s great to see new artists, established headliners, and rising stars all represented Here’s our 2014 list, showing the ranking based on total spins […]


Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]


Delmore Dedication Vol 3: Blues Stay Away From Me

| December 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Early country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]


Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]


Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]


Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart – 8/8/14

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our August 8 Weekly Airplay chart is out, and Larry Sparks has returned to the #1 position with Bitterweeds from his 50th Anniversray album, Lonesome and Then Some. The Bluegrass Brothers also return to the Top 5 with Memories Of My Childhood, tied with Rhonda Vincent’s Only Me at #3. […]