Ron Thomason entrances the audience at the Spring 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank BakerRead More
Ever since Del McCoury hit it big in the early 2000s, at the ripe old age of 64, fans of hard-edged traditional bluegrass have been known to mutter, "Where will the next Del McCoury come from?" Well... we may have an answer for you. It could well come in the personRead More
Turnberry Records and Management, located in Rancho Mirage, CA, has announced two new acts that have signed on for representation and management by the agency, headed by Keith Barnacastle of The Bluegrass Standard magazine. The Baker Family are a Missouri-based bluegrass act featuring guitarist Carrie Baker, and her children Trustin (20)Read More
Congratulations to Jay Armsworthy, long time bluegrass performer and radio host in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, who has been honored with a 2019 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. These awards are distributed annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living cultural traditions. Each year theRead More
Cara Luft and JD Edwards, the prime members of the Canadian combo known as the Small Glories, mine a sound drawn directly from a distinct rootsy regimen. With their close knit harmonies and an archival folk-like feel, their music taps into tradition while maintaining its contemporary credence. Now, two albums on,Read More
The story begins in Red Wing, MN at Minnesota State College Southeast, a technical and community college, an educational institution where students learn about wood, tools, trees, and basic principles and techniques of violin repair. Holding the honor of being the only instrument repair program in America that is structuredRead More
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Seldom Scene at the Spring 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker
East, west, north and south, bluegrass music has its young musicians in many different regions. Some found off the beaten track are the Saline Fiddlers...
Josh Trivett has become a familiar figure in bluegrass music this past few years. His agency, Moonstruck Management, handles the careers of heavy hitters, like...
Si Kahn, folksinger, songwriter, playwright, and general purpose agitator, turned 75 last month. A series of events celebrating his many achievements are set throughout 2019,...
Balsam Range at the May 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker
John Goodson, 54, banjo-picker with the NC-based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, recognized by their motto "Pray before you play," tight four-part harmonies, and...