Tag: Michael Cleveland

The latest thing: POV jam videos

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The indubitable Russell Carson, crack banjoist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and enterprising bluegrass photographer/videographer, has posted the latest thing in music archiving – the POV video! Many types of action photography, from the sublime to the discreditable, now utilize this point of view […]


Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With October 7 set as the release date for Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s first solo record in ten years time, we took advantage of an opportunity to speak with Michael about the new album, and what has changed for him artistically over the past decade. […]


Michael Cleveland a viral video phenom!

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s often said these days that if you could figure out and bottle what makes videos go viral online, you’d have a pot of gold on your hands. Every so often, something universal in the human condition is captured digitally, and unimaginable numbers of people […]


Michael Cleveland/Mono Neon mashup on Jerusalem Ridge

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

What happens when you mashup an incognito jazz bassist with a incomparable bluegrass improvisor like Michael Cleveland? Well, it’s hard to explain in words; we’ll just have to show you. It all started on May 21 at ForestFest in the Jefferson National Forest near Louisville, Kentucky. […]


Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to twenty from the Columbus, OH […]


Jeff White at The Station Inn

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This past weekend found bluegrass artist Jeff White at Nashville’s Station Inn, debuting the music from his new solo project, Right Beside You. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper served as his band, with Jeff’s Earls Of Leicester bandmate Charlie Cushman on banjo. We were able to […]


Cold rain comes to Lake Havasu

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report on the 14th annual Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ is a contribution from David VanGelder. While the blizzards and cold from back East may have risen to more spring-like temperatures, there was still no comparison to the mid-eighties breezes and […]


Cody Looper to Michael Cleveland

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Well… now we know why Cody Looper stepped away from Blue Mafia. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced this morning that Cody will be their new banjo player. He steps in to the spot recently vacated when Gaven Largent left the band to play reso-guitar […]


Thursday at 2015 Land Fest

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Dailey & Vincent Land Fest held at Denton Farm Park in Denton, North Carolina opened on Thursday. Cindy Baucom is the emcee at this show with assistance from Jamie and Darrin. The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band opened the show. The ETSU bluegrass music program is […]


Bluegrass On The Grass 2015

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thankfully, Frank Baker was in attendance this year for the 2015 Bluegrass on the Grass Festival in Carlisle, PA. This was the 20th Anniversary of this free festival held on the campus of Dickinson College. He sent along these images from the July 11 event.