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  • Thursday at the 2019 Sertoma Bluegrass Festival

    Ivy Phillips, Rebekah Long, and Jaelee Roberts at the Spring Sertoma Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Wednesday night/Thursday morning, I went to bed to the strains of a group of jammers. Guess who ushered in the Thursday jamming?? Yep – some of the same group was up and going strong by

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  • Track Premiere: Pass Me By from Mainline Express

    There's a great deal of excitement building in the bluegrass world around Mainline Express, a new group assembled by Jesse Brock following his departure from The Gibson Brothers last fall. Jesse has grabbed several of his favorite pickers and singers, signed the band with Sound Biscuit Productions, and recorded an

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  • Bluegrass Beyond Borders – Blue Maxx maximizes the love 

    Bluegrass in Belguim? Who would expect that a tiny country like that would boast a band with a fondness for arcane Grassicana. Nevertheless, eight years after Blue Maxx’s initial formation, the band is still going strong, and gathering a loyal following as well.  The band was founded Marc Holsteyn, a guitar

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  • Rick Johnson passes

    Rick Johnson, once of Southern Blend, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. He was 64 years old and lived in Stanford, KY.  Dennis Richard “Rick” Johnson was born on January 5, 1955, in Indianapolis.  He came from a family of musicians and singers, and grew up in a home that loved

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  • Michelle Canning to host Alzheimer’s Benefit Show

    In 2012, barely old enough to drive but already adept at the banjo, Michelle Canning decided to use her musical gift to raise money in memory of her grandfather, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2005. “That first year, I didn’t know what to expect,” she recalled last week in Nashville,

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  • Open Mic night at the Sertoma Youth Ranch

    Everyone's having fun at the 2019 Spring Sertoma Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Wednesday at any Evans Media Source festival kicks with a potluck supper. Early arrivals at the Spring Sertoma Bluegrass Festival ate well! Wednesday is also an evening of open mic called In The Spotlight with Rodney Parker. The

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