Tag: Seldom Scene

Last batch from Gettysburg 2015

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is our final gallery of photos from the Spring 2015 edition of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Many thanks to Frank Baker for sending such lovely images. Be on the lookout for his photos from the Loudon Bluegrass Festival coming up soon.


Rodgers Remembrance XV: California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, May 26th, it has been 82 years since the passing of Jimmie Rodgers. A titan of American music, Jimmie Rodgers is considered an influence in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, Americana, and more. In six short years, “The Father of Country Music” […]


A Washington Monument Steps Back

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the night that he won a coveted award, Ben Eldridge had a bit of a secret to share. “I’m cutting back,” the last original member of the Seldom Scene said between signing CDs after the band’s set Friday night at the DC Bluegrass Union […]


Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Forty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame. This Friday, he’ll receive […]


One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis. But the fun turns into work at the end of the year, when I wade back through all of that music and try to come up […]


Eight of the Most Overlooked Bluegrass Murder Ballads

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Halloween! The day where we not only tell kids it’s OK, we actually encourage them to accept candy from strangers. Once again, no child is getting any candy from me this year until I find one wearing a Larry Sparks powder blue suit, a […]


Lots of music in Bristol this weekend

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The opening night of the 2014 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN/VA was a huge success. The weather, which is always a bit unpredictable this time of year, was the best I can remember, with temperatures in the mid-60’s and a nice breeze. […]


One final batch from Gettysburg, August 2014

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

And here’s the final gallery of Frank Baker’s photos from the August 2014 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  


A Bluegrass Fan’s Moment in the Sun

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like many fans of the Seldom Scene, Bengt Adielsson’s memories of the band span the decades. But few take their adoration of the long-running act as far as Adielsson has, and even fewer have been rewarded with a stint on stage. Adielsson was a surprise […]


More photos from Gettysburg 2014

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is another set of Gettysburg images from Frank Baker.