Tag: Ricky Skaggs

Jake Workman joins Ricky Skaggs

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wasting no time after yesterday’s announcement that Cody Kilby was leaving Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs has announced today that Utah flatpicker Jake Workman has joined the band. Like many young guitarists, Jake came to bluegrass sideways, having started with an interest in rock guitar in his […]


Photos from 2015 Mountain Song Festival

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Mountain Song Festival, hosted each year in September by The Steep Canyon Rangers in Brevard, NC  to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, appears to have been another great success. Artists from all over the world performed for a large and enthusiastic […]


Cooder-Skaggs-White tour picking up steam

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

With new dates being added, the ongoing Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White tour is picking up steam across the US. The trio of well-respected artists and their supporting band are just finishing up the first leg of the tour, which will start up […]


Photos from Norris Creek 2015

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

This report and photos from the inaugural Norris Creek Pig Pickin’ festival is a contribution from Laura Tate Ridge. When I am attending a Bluegrass festival, there aren’t many instances when I roll up to the gate to find the promoter of the festival greeting […]


Skaggs, White and Cooder touring together

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

A pair of artists whose careers have been marked by unexpected pairings and multi-stylistic collaborations, will be touring later in 2015 with one of the purest voices in country music when Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs hit the road together. Cooder has made his […]


Man Of Constant Sorrow – Ralph Stanley & Friends

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For much of the past decade, rumors of the retirement of the great Ralph Stanley have been rampant – some of them coming directly from his organization. But despite the rumors, and the challenges of recording and touring into his eighties, Dr. Ralph has endured […]


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 […]


Larry Cordle talks All Star Duets

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MightyCord Records has released a trio of videos from Larry Cordle where he discusses the first few tracks from his upcoming All Star Duets CD. In each, Larry talks about the genesis of the song, all ones he has written, and how he got it into the hands of the country […]


All Star Duets released to radio

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Cordle has released his latest album, a superstar-packed volume of his original songs, to radio via Airply Direct. Entitled All Star Duets, it features Cord in duet arrangements with the country and bluegrass artists who made a dozen of his songs into hits. The album […]


The Song releases September 26

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The bluegrass world always gets a bit of a thrill anytime there’s talk of finding our music in a major motion picture. Those of us with long memories recall three separate occasions when a movie soundtrack led a massive surge of interest in bluegrass, and […]