• Larry Sparks at DC Bluegrass

    Here is David Morris' interview with Larry Sparks, shot this past weekend at the DC Bluegrass Festival. As with yesterday's Frank Solivan video, we are grateful to Eric Tapp for technical assistance.  

  • Old and New at DCBU

    Brides are told to include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in their wedding get-up. At the D.C. Bluegrass Union’s fourth annual festival in the Washington suburbs, it was something old, something new, something borrowed and everything bluegrass. The

  • Compass signs Dirty Kitchen

    Things are cooking for Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, literally and figuratively. During the D.C. Bluegrass Union Festival over the weekend in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Solivan announced that the band landed a new record deal in time for unveiling

  • A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

    It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the

  • God Didn’t Choose Sides

    Music about the Civil War is a staple of bluegrass and folk music. There are some memorable songs and terrific collections that recall the pain and anguish of brother fighting brother. But I’m pretty sure there’s never been anything like God

  • Breaking news from Missy Raines

    If you catch Missy Raines playing a show in the next few weeks, it’ll be hard to miss her newest accessory – a dark sling to help immobilize her right arm and shoulder. Missy fell in a Y gym in mid-January, fracturing the humerus

  • Lynn Morris wins DCBU Award

    Lynn Morris, a national champion banjo player and award-winning vocalist, is this year’s winner of the Washington Monument Award, presented by the D.C. Bluegrass Union. Lynn is best known as the leader of the Lynn Morris Band and as a first-rate

  • SteelDrivers put the Hammer Down

    Listening to music from the SteelDrivers is a lot like watching an episode of NCIS. You know it’s only a matter time until a body turns up. With its third release on Rounder Records, Hammer Down, the band doesn’t waste any