Tag: Mac Wiseman

Simply Bluegrass premieres March 7

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Gabriel Communications will debut its latest set of Country’s Family Reunion programs, Simply Bluegrass, this week on RFD-TV. Produced by Larry Black, host of Larry’s Country Diner, it follows his familiar Reunion concept: gather up a room full of top artists for hours of music […]


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 […]


Ronnie McCoury Remembers Cowboy Jack Clement

| August 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, the music world mourned the passing of Nashville legend, Cowboy Jack Clement. A record producer, songwriter, performer, and more, Cowboy Jack will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this Fall. Ronnie McCoury passed along these memories of […]


Cowboy Jack Clement passes at 82

| August 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

One of the most influential men in the history of American music has passed away. Primarily known for his work in country music, Cowboy Jack Clement’s influence runs the gamut including country, rock and roll, folk, bluegrass, and more. A true renaissance man, “Cowboy” (as […]


The Essentials for a Perfect Bluegrass Summer

| June 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Well, summer is here, although bluegrass fans know summer starts when you attend your first outdoor bluegrass festival of the season. (You know I’m right!) According to Mother Nature though, today is officially the first day of summer. Unless you’re a snowbird who thumbs his […]


Free stream of April Verch’s Bright Like Gold

| May 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

Thanks to April Verch for offering Bluegrass Today readers a chance to listen to her new album, Bright Like Gold, for a limited time here on the site. All 17 tracks can be streamed in the player below. The record, released on April 1, features […]


April Verch in the studio, and online

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fiddler and vocalist April Verch has been in the studio this past two weeks, working on a new project expected in April of 2013. She and her band (Cody Walters on bass and banjo, and Hayes Griffin on guitar), have been tracking with Chris Rosser, at Hollow […]


A Tag-Team Call for Diversity

| September 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

Get over it, already. Missy Raines and Chris Jones didn’t say it quite so bluntly, but that was the underlying message of their keynote address to kick off IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Conference Monday in Nashville. Using humor, a bit of self-deprecation and video testimony […]


Mac Wiseman remembers Earl Scruggs

| March 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mac Wiseman - photo by Ted Lehmann

Over the next few days, we will share remembrances of Earl Scruggs from his peers, and the many banjo players whose lives he transformed. Hopefully, we will be able to piece together a portrait of Earl the musician, and Earl the man. Just moments ago, […]


July is Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation declaring July 2011 as Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month. It, and six others recognizing Virginia natives who have profoundly affected the development of bluegrass music, will be read from the stage during the Oak Leaf Festival in Luray, […]