• Dale Ann Bradley in Akron, NY

    I have long believed that Facebook should be fun and useful. It turned out to be both last week. We were on a trip to eastern New York when my wife saw a post from Barry Crabtree that he would be

  • Mitch Manns Memorial in Flat Rock

    “What’s goin’ on?” Mitch Manns greeted everyone with these words. His greeting was silenced on March 18, 2016. Mitch was an icon in the southeast Michigan music scene, especially in the bluegrass and country arenas. He had a long and storied music career,

  • 2016 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

    MC Blake Williams brought The Wayfarers, a southeast Ohio band, on stage to kick off the March edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, aka SOIMF. Host band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, took the stage next. The

  • Newell Lodge Bluegrass, March 2016

    The March festival at Newell Lodge in Georgia is now in the books. The Thursday show was opened by DJ Greg Bird, who was followed by The King Family. Larry Gillis and Swampgrass closed the evening with their mountain bluegrass sound. Larry also kicked

  • Florida Bluegrass Classic wrap up

    Friday morning at the first Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off by Martin guitar expert, Bill Anderson, doing a workshop on the construction and maintenance of Martin guitars. Florida band, Wry Whiskey were first up on followed by Virginia’s Nothin’ Fancy

  • Thursday at the Florida Bluegrass Classic

    Thursday at the Florida Bluegrass Classic was kicked off with Brink Brinkman doing a songwriting workshop. He explained his methodology for writing alone and co-writing. The afternoon continued with a Classic Country Roundup Sing-a-long. Calvin Mickey, promoter of the Mickey’s Mountain

  • Florida Bluegrass Classic debuts in Brooksville

    Evans Media Source (Debi and Ernie Evans) are presenting the first Florida Bluegrass Classic at the Florida Classic Park in Brooksville this week. Preliminary activities kicked of Tuesday with a soup beans and cornbread supper, jamming, square dancing, and a

  • More from Palatka – February 2016

    Saturday at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival opened with a Gospel sing in front of the stage. Around 20 musicians joined in. At the same time Norman and Judy Adams were hard at work taking reservations for next year’s show. The Marksmen opened

  • Friday at Palatka 2016

    Every bluegrass festival has its surprises, and Friday at Palatka was no exception. The day started with an open stage. Two youngsters went out and played several tunes on guitar and mandolin – and very well. The boys are 11 year

  • Palatka Bluegrass Festival – February 2016

    The 12th February Palatka Bluegrass festival opened Thursday at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. Florida band Penny Creek opened the show. Greg Cahill brought Special Consensus to the stage. Special C is in its 41st year of touring and always brings top notch music