• Hot Pickin’ at Red White & Bluegrass

    The photos accompanying this review of the first day at Red, White & Bluegrass were taken by Laura Tate Ridge. To say thousands braved day one of Red White & Bluegrass in Morganton, North Carolina is an understatement. While temperatures reached 105

  • Frank Buchanan – another Blue Grass Boy passes

    Another bluegrass icon has passed. Frank Buchanan died Wednesday, July 4th, at the age of 78.  He was a member of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in the early 1960’s. In a Facebook posting, banjo legend Raymond Fairchild wrote: “A very

  • Saving the Drexel Barber Shop

    There’s something about a barber shop; the unmistaken sound of metal scissors, oozing shaving cream, buzzing clippers, and old men telling tall tales. In Western North Carolina, one can also get a little pickin’ with their trim for no extra