Tag: Larry Stephenson

Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

To celebrate Jesse McReynolds’ 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse’s home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast. Popular radio host Harv Mason served as the roastmaster, with stories […]


Larry Stephenson in the studio

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Larry Stephenson Band is back in the studio, working on a new Gospel CD. This will be Larry’s 5th album of all spiritual music. Larry is recording at the Rec Room Studio in Nashville, with Ben Surratt engineering. His regular road band is in […]


Larry Stephenson in East Tennessee

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

For many bluegrass groups these days, a stop in Johnson City, Tennessee, isn’t complete without visits to both East Tennessee State University and The Down Home. ETSU frequently welcomes guest artists to its Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and the famed Down […]


Benefit show scheduled for Steve and Janet Thomas

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was New Year’s Eve that Nashville grasser Steve Thomas and his wife, Janet, were enjoying a quiet night at home, until they saw smoke filling the room. Two hours later they stood outside watching the home they had rented in Gallatin this past three […]


Silver Dollar City adds Bluegrass Cruises

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ festival has added a new wrinkle for 2013. The annual mega-fest which runs continuously from May 9-27 in Branson, MO, will feature bluegrass lake cruises on their paddlewheel showboat, Branson Belle, May 24-26. Monroe Crossing will perform May 24, Larry […]


I Am A Child Of God video shoot

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last week, Donna Ulisse shot a new music video for I Am A Child Of God, a track from her 2007 album, When I Look Back. The song will serve as the title track for a compilation project due for a June release, with a […]


Bluegrass wedding on the beach: Danny Stewart and Ashley Wiese

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Everybody loves a wedding, and what could be better than a bluegrass wedding on the beach? That is just what Danny Stewart and Ashley Wiese had last week when they tied the knot in Florida after spending a week at sea on his father’s annual bluegrass cruise. […]


Albums of The Year? – 2012 Edition

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Billboard has released their year-end list of the top albums in bluegrass music. As always for the magazine’s charts, these are strictly based on sales as measured by SoundScan, and dependent on both Billboard and SoundScan’s definition of “bluegrass.” Here is their 2012 list: 15. Bright Morning Stars — The […]


A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]


2013 Bluegrass Calendar ready now

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever hopeful in a recession, many businesses are gearing up for sales up to Christmas and beyond. Among the delights becoming available is the 2013 Bluegrass Calendar published by Bluegrass Productions of Virginia. The 2013 edition, the 22nd in all, focuses on bluegrass music in […]