Tag: Seldom Scene

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.  


A Tale of Two Venues

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In just over 24 hours over the weekend, the Seldom Scene played two shows that encapsulate everything that is good about bluegrass. The first, Friday afternoon, was in the tiny Black Box Theater at WAMU Radio in Washington, DC. The theater, named because the walls […]


Body and Soul video from the Scene

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smithsonian Folkways has released a new music video from the recent Seldom Scene album, Long Time.  It’s set in the studio as they cover their own version of With Body and Soul, a song contained on the very first Seldom Scene release, Act I, in […]


Seldom Scene…Long Time

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Until the rich history of the Seldom Scene is laid down in book form, the band’s newest CD, Long Time…Seldom Scene will serve as a terrific Cliff’s Notes version of the story and music. Long Time, released today by Smithsonian Folkways, is the band’s first […]


Cheers! in the bluegrass style

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you prefer a green beer or a Shamrock Shake (like myself), you have to appreciate some good drinking songs on one of the year’s biggest days for alcohol consumption. Because the number of bluegrass drinking songs is higher […]


Friday at Palatka 2014

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Stevens Family opened day 2 of the 2014 Palatka Bluegrass Festival. They were followed by the Goldwing Express and the Primitive Quartet. The show rounded out with the Gibson Brothers, the Seldom Scene, and the Dry Branch Fire Squad. Saturday will feature Cody Schuler […]


Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for bluegrass music. Some of the best-known bands are in the studio now working on new projects. So are some fine up-and-comers. I started to make a list of new music that I was waiting to […]


The Power and Magic of Music

| October 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jamie Dailey once told me that every time he steps on stage, he feels he owes it to the fans to give the best performance he can. It doesn’t matter how he’s feeling, how many hours he just spent on the bus or how many […]


The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock

| October 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and the surviving founders, along […]