Grady Bullins passes

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grady Andrew Bullins died Monday (3/17/14) in Stokes, NC at 82 years of age. He had performed with Charlie Monroe many years ago, and later with Roy McMillian and High Country, Cecil Hall and the Dominion Bluegrass Boys, and Southern Partners. More recently, his song High […]


SPBGMA ’14 in the rearview

| February 5, 2014 | 5 Comments

I’d just like to go on record as saying that I love the SPBGMA weekend in Nashville, and this past weekend’s event was another good one. There’s really a lot to love, from the obscure acronym (understood only by insiders), to the wide open jamming, […]


Final SPBGMA 2014 video report

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with his final report from SPBGMA 2014, including a stop at the Bluegrass Bus Museum for a demonstration of the Bill Monroe whirligig.  


High Fidelity wins 2014 SPBGMA band competition

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

During this past weekend’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville, High Fidelity was named the winner of their annual International Band Championship. The band consists of Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, Kurt Stephenson on banjo, Vickie Vaughn on bass, and Daniel Amick on mandolin. Corrina, […]


2014 SPBGMA award winners

| February 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this evening in Nashville as the Grand Finale of their 31st annual National Convention. Hosts Rarely Herd oversaw trophy distribution in 23 categories amidst performances from several of the nominees. […]


SPBGMA 2014 report, part deux

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Very Special Correspondent with a day two report from SPBGMA 2014.  


SPBGMA 2014 report

| February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a look at day one at SPBGMA.  


New Jeanette Williams single at SPBGMA

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeanette Williams has long been a favorite of the folks who attend the annual convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. She has thrice won their Female Vocalist of the Year award in the Traditional category, and is nominated again this […]


Bluegrass Weather Report – 1/28/14

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking this weekend’s 2014 SPBGMA Convention in Nashville.  


2014 SPBGMA nominees announced

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the nominees for their 40th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards. The winners will be determined by fan balloting, and announced during the 2014 SPBGMA convention in Nashville, January 30-February 2. Ballots can be […]