Tag: Seldom Scene

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 […]


The Seldom Scene returns to the Red Fox Inn

| October 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

On October 20, 2013, 100 lucky music fans will have a unique opportunity to return to the Red Fox Inn — DC’s hottest bluegrass nightclub of the 1970s — to listen to the current configuration of the Seldom Scene, along with former members Tom Gray […]


Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in the breast. Fortunately, medical treatment […]


Final August 2013 Gettysburg photos

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is the final gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Just in time, as Frank is now sending in his photos from the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.  


And the rains they fell at Red, White & Bluegrass 2013

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren sent these photos from yesterday’s stage show at Red, White & Bluegrass. You can see how it poured during Larry Cordle’s set, but Bill says he carried on without missing a beat – and came out to the tent to shake and howdy […]


Seldom Scene in the studio

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

At long last, here’s some news out of Washington that everyone can feel good about: The Seldom Scene is in the studio working on a new CD. Longtime…Seldom Scene will be released in 2014 on the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label. The project will feature material […]


Song of the Mountain season 8 announced

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

24 new episodes were announced today for the 8th season of the live bluegrass and acoustic music program, Song Of The Mountains, debuting June 15 on almost 200 public television affiliates across the US. The show works in collaboration with UNC-TV in Research Triangle City in North […]


The Story Behind The Song – The Shape I’m In

| February 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Shape I’m In was written by Dudley Connell, a founder member of the neo-traditional band the Johnson Mountain Boys and currently guitar player with the Seldom Scene. It was included in the band’s Dream Scene album (Sugar Hill SHDC-3858), released in 1996, shortly after […]