Tag: The Spinney Brothers

Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thursday at the 15th Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival opened with the wonderful sibling harmony of Flatt Lonesome. Bluegrass Today columnist, Chris Jones, brought the Night Drivers to the stage next. Virginia native, Larry Stephenson, is always a favorite at the festival. The Spinney Brothers are […]


Catching Up With the Spinney Brothers

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maybe the Spinney Brothers should try to negotiate a contract that pays them by the mile. Sure, every bluegrass band racks up the miles, but when home is in Nova Scotia, just about every trip for Rick and Allan Spinney is a long one. Take […]


Having a Coffee with …… Allan Spinney 

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.   Allan Spinney is the older of the two Spinney Brothers […]


Friday at Palatka 2015

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Spinney Brothers opened the second day of the 2015 Palatka Bluegrass Festival. They are becoming crowd favorites at every show. The VW Boys then brought their unique combination of comedy, music, and magic to the stage. They are always a hit. Dry Branch Fire […]


Raleigh concert airs tonight on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

During last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Raleigh’s WUNC hosted a special, invitation-only concert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located a few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center where most of the IBMA events were occurring. You had to […]


Friday at Jekyll Island 2015

| January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friday at the 39th Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival kicked off with the Tennessee Gentlemen. Donnie Catrone is one of the finest tenor singers in bluegrass music today! The Spinney Brothers graced the stage for the second day. In their evening set the crowd was delighted when […]


Jeckyll Island 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 39th edition of the Jekyll Island, Georgia Bluegrass Festival was opened by The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, a Georgia group. The James King Band was next up, with Don Rigsby filling in on mandolin The Spinney Brothers from Nova Scotia brought their brother harmonies to the […]


Spinney Brothers – Tried & True

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a safe bet that no one will ever accuse the Spinney Brothers of straying from traditional bluegrass, as shaped by Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Album after album, show after show, the Canadian band stays faithful to the roots of bluegrass, not […]


Emerging Artist jam at Milan

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

What do you do if you notice that the Saturday roster at your festival features four out of the five recently announced nominees for the IBMA Emerging Artist award for 2014? Mark Gaynier at the Milan Bluegrass Festival did the sensible thing, and arranged for […]


New single from The Spinney Brothers

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gonna Catch A Train is the debut single from The Spinney Brothers‘ upcoming album on Mountain Fever, Tried & True, due in mid-October. It’s a song written by the late Ed Hamilton, who won the 1998 IBMA Song of the Year Award for Lonesome Old House, as recorded […]