• Where I Came From – Nothin’ Fancy

    Nothin’ Fancy leans heavily on band originals for Where I Came From, their latest project for Mountain Fever Records. With six songs from mandolin player Mike Andes, and two from guitarist Caleb Cox alongside a few covers from artists like

  • More photos from Nothin’ Fancy 2016

    Nothin’ Fancy had a perfect weather weekend for their 16th festival this past weekend. Remington Ryde opened Friday’s show to a “ready for some bluegrass music” crowd. They were followed by multi-IBMA award nominees, Flatt Lonesome. Then Little Roy Lewis and

  • Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy ’16

    Nothin’ Fancy has what can only be described as “hardcore” fans, as evidenced by a fan's fingernails we saw yesterday at the Nothin' Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, VA. Mike Andes posed with the band’s new CD. He said something about

  • Opening ceremonies at Nothin’ Fancy Festival

    The Nothin’ Fancy Festival in Buena Vista, Virginia always kicks off with a Wednesday night potluck. This photographer can tell you that bluegrassers know how to cook - and how to eat!! Wednesday night is also the opening ceremonies. Nothin’ Fancy

  • 2016 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

    MC Blake Williams brought The Wayfarers, a southeast Ohio band, on stage to kick off the March edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, aka SOIMF. Host band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, took the stage next. The

  • Florida Bluegrass Classic wrap up

    Friday morning at the first Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off by Martin guitar expert, Bill Anderson, doing a workshop on the construction and maintenance of Martin guitars. Florida band, Wry Whiskey were first up on followed by Virginia’s Nothin’ Fancy

  • Get To Being Gone from Nothin’ Fancy

    Mountain Fever Records has released a debut single from By Any Other Name, their first album for Virginia's Nothin' Fancy. For the band, it's their 12th project together. The single is a new song from mandolinist and vocalist Mike Andes, called Get

  • Newell Lodge 2015

    The weekend of October 10th saw the first Newell Lodge bluegrass festival promoted by Ernie and Debi Evans. They are now working with Harvin Carter and his family to promote festivals on this site in Folkston, GA. This first effort was very

  • Saturday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

    A rainy Saturday did not dampen the enthusiasm for the crowd at the 15th Nothin’ Fancy Festival. Local band, The Virginia Ramblers, opened the show with a mix of traditional and Gospel favorites. Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice filled in for

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