• Thursday at Palatka 2015

    It was a sunny, bright, and chilly day to open 11th Palatka Bluegrass Festival on February 19th at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka, Florida. The bands played to a big and enthusiastic crowd. Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers opened

  • Saturday at Jekyll Island 2015

    The final day of the 39th Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival was kicked off by a north Georgia band call Bluebilly Grit. The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band Took the stage next. New fiddler, Carley Arrowood is a great fit with the

  • Friday at Jekyll Island 2015

    Friday at the 39th Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival kicked off with the Tennessee Gentlemen. Donnie Catrone is one of the finest tenor singers in bluegrass music today! The Spinney Brothers graced the stage for the second day. In their evening set

  • Jeckyll Island 2015

    The 39th edition of the Jekyll Island, Georgia Bluegrass Festival was opened by The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, a Georgia group. The James King Band was next up, with Don Rigsby filling in on mandolin The Spinney Brothers from Nova Scotia brought

  • SMBMA meeting photos

    The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association held its December meeting at the Kentuckians of Michigan Friday evening. Members had a jam session after the business meeting. New County Grass from Michigan provided the evening’s stage show. Certificates were presented to our

  • Hot Rize in Ann Arbor

    Hot Rize made the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of the current tour stops where they played to a packed house. About a third of the audience were seeing them for the first time. The rest of us were

  • Day 1 at SOIMF, Fall ’14

    Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers kicked off the November edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. New member, fiddler Jason Barie, made his debut. Ralph Stanley II then brought the signature “Stanley” sound to the stage. Russell Moore wowed

  • Bluegrass in Georgia

    We have had an interesting weekend of discovery regarding bluegrass in the great state of Georgia. Friday night we went to a local gem called the Woodbine Opry. They have bluegrass shows on Friday and country music shows on Saturday in the

  • Friday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival

    Larry Efaw brought his Bluegrass Mountaineers and his “Stanley” brand of mountain music to Buena Vista to open the 2nd day of the Nothin’ Fancy Festival. The crowd enjoyed Bill Yates taking us back in time with the Country Gentlemen