Tag: Ricky Skaggs

Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high school at 19 years […]


Even more photos from Delaware Valley

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

We aren’t finished yet with Frank Baker’s photos from the 2016 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. There’s one more gallery after this, and we are delighted to announce that he will be with us at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh at the end of this […]


Ricky Skaggs to receive ASCAP Founders Award

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers will present its esteemed Founders Award to Ricky Skaggs for his lifetime contributions to the music business. One such recipient has been selected by ASCAP each year since 1984, and Skaggs will receive the honor at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music […]


Ricky Skaggs does The Voice

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Emily Ann Roberts with Ricky Skaggs on The Voice

Last night, Ricky Skaggs was a special guest on NBC television’s hit singing competition show, The Voice. It was the finale program of the 9th season, and Ricky was invited following a statement by competitor Emily Ann Roberts that he was the only singing star […]


Bluegrass festival for Kentucky Governor

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it’s time to celebrate, what could be better than a bluegrass festival? That’s what the inaugural committee for newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks as well. They have invited some of the Commonwealth’s top bluegrass performers to help them celebrate following the Governor’s inauguration […]


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 […]