Tag: Paul Williams

2016 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 band featured several selections from […]


Christmas in the Smokies 2015

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sell out crowds enjoyed the holidays early in Pigeon Forge, TN with the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival, December 9-12. Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road served as the host band and Royce Jordan returned as emcee for the 19th annual event promoted by Jordan Entertainment. […]


Crowe, Lawson, Williams video from Bean Blosom

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Betsy White shared another of her videos from the 2015 Bean Blossom festival, this time of the legends show from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. It finds them performing Once A Day, written by Bill Anderson, and a monster hit for Connie Smith […]


On This Day #37 – Paul Williams

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this day… On March 30, 1935, Paul Williams was born in Wytheville, Virginia. He was raised in eastern Tennessee. “Williams” was actually the stage name for Paul McCoy Humphrey. It was the name that he adopted when he joined the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers in […]


Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]


Crowe, Lawson, & Williams are still Standing Tall and Tough

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Standing tall. A classic idiom we have all heard and probably used. By definition, the phrase means “being proud of yourself and confident in your abilities.” Different from boasting, standing tall exudes self-assurance, often in the face of adversity. When discussing the music of three members […]


The Old Friends Are Back!

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite releases of the past several years has been Old Friends Get Together from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. The successful album served as a de facto tribute to the Gospel music of Jimmy Martin, as all were members of Jimmy’s Sunny […]


Thursday at ROMP 2014

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s an early look-in at ROMP 2014, held in Owensboro, KY near the International Bluegrass Music Museum.   We’ll have more images from ROMP over the course of the weekend.


James Alan Shelton benefit concert this month

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the recent passing of James Alan Shelton, several of his friends and admirers in Kingsport, TN are putting on a benefit concert in his name. Monies raised will be donated to James’ widow, Greta Shelton, to assist with such medical bills as may remain outstanding. […]


Paul Williams hangs up his Walkin’ Shoes

| January 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is more deserving of a long […]