Latest News

  • California Report: Old-Time fiddler and guitarist Karen Celia Heil

    This is an update of a previous interview for the California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Breakdown where I had the opportunity to chat with Karen Celia Heil, the versatile, passionate (and very busy) San Francisco-based American old-time fiddler and guitarist. Hello Karen, thanks for your time. Can you tell us briefly how

    Read More
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival celebrates 40 years

    Neither a global pandemic nor intermittent showers could dampen the spirit nor the music this past weekend at the Denton FarmPark in central North Carolina. Doyle Lawson’s 40th Annual Bluegrass Festival was one for the record books. With seating spaced to maintain social distancing and a covered pavilion to keep attendees

    Read More
  • Melody Williamson and Geoffrey Keyes engaged

    Today is a day that Melody Williamson won't soon forget. This afternoon, the talented fiddler and singer with Williamson Branch accepted the 2020 Momentum Vocalist Award during IBMA's Momentum Awards ceremony, streamed virtually online. And this evening she has announced her engagement to Geoffrey Keyes. The North Carolina native is likewise

    Read More
  • 2020 IBMA Momentum Award winners announced

    The announcement of the Momentum Awards for newer performers has been a highlight of my World of Bluegrass experience in recent years, and this year was no exception. As the finalists are announced and the winners selected, you can't help but come away thinking that the future of bluegrass is in

    Read More
  • Jeff Parker and Colin Ray to disband

    It was only this past December that we announced that bluegrass veteran Jeff Parker had brought his young guitarist and vocalist, Colin Ray, in as a partner in the band they were promoting. The group had appeared as a showcase act on the 2019 Bluegrass Ramble at last year's World

    Read More
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Enter your email to have our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox

Latest Bluegrass Music News More

View Past Articles