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  • Free advice for songwriters, no registration required

    Songwriting presents many challenges: how do you block out all of society’s noise to allow some musical inspiration to enter in? How do you get someone else interested in your songs once they’re written? Where can you get a good deal on yellow legal pads? Maybe the biggest challenge of all,

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  • Just As The Sun Went Down drops for Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys have released a single ahead of their upcoming Gospel CD, God's Love Is So Divine. It's their tribute to the late James King, a version of an old favorite he recorded called Just As The Sun Went Down. The song has been played by bluegrass groups for

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  • Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road – A Fusion of Styles

    This review of Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road is a contribution from Pamm Tucker, Entertainment Editor for Walker's Folk Mania Media. Photos accompannying the review are by Budd Walker. Edmond North High School, Edmond Oklahoma, along with the Oklahoma Arts Council were hosts to a very unique experience on April 21.

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  • Welcome Samuel Ellis Shelor

    Sammy Shelor, fearless leader of Lonesome River Band, and his wife Jordyn are celebrating the arrival of their first child, Samuel Ellis Shelor. He was born on April 9 at 4:57 a.m. at the Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, VA after something of a battle in the delivery room. According to

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  • Carolyne VanLierop named 2017 Daughter of Bluegrass

    Jo Odom, Amanda Cook, Carolyne Van Lierop, Lorraine Jordan, Frances Mooney, Mindy Rakestraw, Kati Penn-Williams and Crystal Owens at the Daughters of Bluegrass Festival (4/23/17) Each year at the Daughters of Bluegrass festival in Guyton, GA, a new daughter is inducted into the ranks. The festival celebrates female-led bluegrass acts, including many

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  • Al Jones Sings Again coming soon

    One especially gratifying aspect of bluegrass culture is the way we continue to honor the older members of the community, even as the younger performers generate most of the excitement in the music. A great example is Bobby Osborne, whose next album, Original, is among the most highly-anticipated new projects

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  • Josh Trivett and Lakyn Kearns wedding

    Mr. & Mrs. Josh Trivett (4/23/17) - Paula Rowe Photography On Sunday, April 23, Josh Trivett and Lakyn Kearns were married at Acuff's Chapel in Blountsville,...

  • Scott Gould passes

    East Tennessee has lost one of its bluegrass heroes, with the unexpected passing of Scott Gould last week at 68 years of age. For many years,...

  • Will Clark to Bluegrass Outlaws

    West Virginia's Bluegrass Outlaws have announced the addition of Will Clark to the band on mandolin. He steps into the spot recently vacated by founding...

  • Tammy Sullivan passes

    Tammy Sullivan, who with her father, Jerry, carried on the legacy of the Sullivan Family bluegrass Gospel group, passed away on April 20, 2017. She...

  • Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup

    Bobby Osborne, Lauren Price, and Scott Napier playing triple mandolins. Folks in the bluegrass world have certainly noticed the “Tremolo Tuesday” video segments that have been...

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