Tag: Larry Sparks

Our Top 10 bluegrass songs for Christmas

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve carved the turkey. We’ve packed up the leftovers, and got them back out fifteen minutes later to finish off. We’ve fought through the crowds at Wal-Mart to score a good deal on a TV, and checked our phones every five minutes to see what […]


Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival 2016

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

For over 5 decades, Southern Ohio has been a hotbed for bluegrass music, tracing back to the briarhoppers heading north for the industrial boom of the ’50s and ’60s. Supporting a family sometimes meant leaving your native mountains for the city, but these folks brought […]


Larry Sparks’ Vintage

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enquiries about a Larry Sparks album from any era is certain to be met with a response indicating that it is certainly of very good vintage. Now Sparks has released on his own Sparks label an album entitled Vintage, a 10 song collection from a […]


Brewer clan visits Mapes in TN

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

While visiting family, and attending the Brewer Family Reunion, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers were given a personal tour of the Mapes Piano Wire Company on August 1. Mapes manufactures string wire in Elizabethton, TN and supply all sorts of wire to popular instrument string companies like GHS, D’Addario, Ernie […]


Thursday photos from MACC

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All […]


More from Gettysburg 2016

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s another gallery of Frank Baker’s photographs from last weekend’s cool and rainy Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.


The Story Behind the Song – The Last Suit You Wear

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Last Suit You Wear, written by Larry Williams, Larry Shell and Kim Williams, was recorded by Larry Sparks in the Fall of 2006 and released on the album of the same name on the McCoury Music label (MCM 0004), produced by Don Rigsby. The […]


Unofficially Announcing the 2015 Bluegrass Person of the Year!

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since 1927, Time magazine has named bestowed the honor of Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) to an individual, group, or idea that “for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year”. Winners have included presidents, […]


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 […]