Tag: Nothin Fancy

SOIMF, day 1

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The doors opened at 10:00 a.m. Friday to let the crowd in for the March 2014 edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. There was a steady stream of bluegrass music fans until the Roberts Center was packed full. Blake Williams started the day […]


Jesse Smathers to Nothin Fancy

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nothin Fancy has a new look for the 2014 season. They have brought Jesse Smathers on to play guitar and sing tenor. He hails from Eden, NC and had worked previously with James King, on both mandolin and guitar. Mike Andes, mandolinist and founding member […]


A Nothin’ Fancy Christmas

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothin’ Fancy has another new project to close out 2014. In addition to a live concert DVD and a greatest hits CD over the summer, they now have a Christmas album to add to their catalog. A Nothin Fancy Christmas offers a dozen holiday favorites […]


Central Canadian Bluegrass Award Nominees announced

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nominees have been announced for the 35th Annual Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards, to be held later this month at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, ON (2 hours north of Toronto). Voting for nominees and winners is limited to members of the Northern Bluegrass Committee, who […]


Who is that bearded woman?

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

This past weekend during the 13th annual Nothin Fancy Bluegrass Festival in central Virginia, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage paid tribute to their genial hosts by dressing up as Nothin Fancy, and playing a set of their most popular numbers. Rhonda went all out, assuming […]


Two new projects from Nothin’ Fancy

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Perennial festival favorites Nothin’ Fancy have both a live performance DVD and a greatest hits CD to offer their fans this Summer, as they approach their 20th anniversary in 2014. Most Requested, Volume 1 contains 18 tracks from the band’s first 7 CDs: Reflections, Now […]


Mike Andes – The Songs I Sing

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

While we were at SPGBMA earlier this month, Mike Andes brought over his brand new, just-out-of-the-box solo project, The Songs I Sing. It was so new at the time that when I asked if he and Nothin Fancy would be performing any of the songs […]


1st Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival huge success

| October 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

This review of a new bluegrass on the beach festival in North Carolina is a contribution from Carmen Evans, a life-long music lover in Norfolk, VA. Photos are courtesy of Woody Edwards and Rhonda Vincent. One usually thinks of a bluegrass festival being held in […]


Photos from Back 40 Bluegrass Festival

| September 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

This report from Back 40 Bluegrass is the first of what we hope will be many contributions from Bryan Dietz. Back 40 Bluegrass Festival occurs twice a year, Memorial Day Weekend and the first weekend in August. Hosted by the Turnbull family, it is one of […]


Even more from Gettysburg 2012

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

With this mega-gallery, we conclude Frank Baker’s superb photo journalism at the August 2012 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Thanks Frank!