Tag: Seldom Scene

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 […]


Album of the Week #31: The Seldom Scene’s Act I

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before we rang in the new year, the bluegrass community received some sad news. Dobro innovator, Mike Auldridge, lost his battle with cancer on December 29. Auldridge transformed the resophonic guitar. He took a rousing, unsophisticated, “good time” instrument, and made it intimate, classy, and […]


Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike’s influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely be overstated. No one […]


In the Presence of Titans

| January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

After a long night of picking and watching the sun come up on 2013, I was talking with a friend about the state of bluegrass music. It was far too easy to fall into a funk. Good bands led by talented musicians can’t make it, […]


RIP Mike Auldridge

| December 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

The word “legend” gets tossed around pretty casually these days, but it does apply to Mike Auldridge, who died of cancer Saturday morning, one day short of his 74th birthday. Mike was a founding member of the Seldom Scene, a band that expanded the reach […]


Lonely Tonight from Grassville

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Grassville is a new band from the Atlanta area, featuring a bluegrass veteran and four strong young pickers. They have a new CD, Lonely Tonight, with 8 originals from within the group, plus covers of Jonathan Edwards’ How Long Have I Been Waiting For You […]


Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the foresight to […]


First batch of photos from Gettysburg

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s the first of several photo galleries from this past weekend’s Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, taken by Frank Baker.


Catching up with Ben Eldridge

| August 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

When Ben Eldridge and his bandmates in the Seldom Scene followed J.D. Crowe and The New South to the stage at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, fans got to hear more than 100 years of five-string banjo experience back to back. J.D., who turns […]