• Great Northern Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival

    This past weekend Terry and Jan Lease hosted the 19th edition of the Great Northern Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival. Friday brought Newtown, Larry Sparks, Special C, Kody Norris, and a relatively new band from Minnesota, Copper Creek. Saturday featured Donna Ulisse, The

  • Lillie Mae and the Dixie Gospelaires

    Earlier this month at the Eagles Club in Flat Rock, Michigan was an evening of nostalgia and joy. Lillie Mae and Charlie Whitaker joined their sons, The Whitaker Brothers Band, and gave us a set of Lillie Mae and the Dixie

  • Jim Wilder passes

    Jim Wilder, long-time festival promoter in the Great Lakes region, has passed away unexpectedly. James R. Wilder was born November 10, 1933 in Varmint County, Tennessee to the late James and Martha Wilder. He established the T. J. Drywall Company and ran

  • Michigan bluegrass at Milan

    This overview and photo gallery from the 2012 Milan Bluegrass Festival is a contribution from Bill Warren. Bill is a photographer and bluegrass fan in Michigan, and he will be covering ocassional events in the upper midwest for Bluegrass Today. This year’s Milan