• Wheeling Jamboree remembers Mac Wiseman

    The Wheeling Jamboree will celebrate its 86th birthday next month with a show dedicated to the memory of its one-time director, and two-time Hall of Famer, Mac Wiseman, who died last month. The April 6 show will feature Marty Stuart, Mac’s

  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Rick Lang

    When it comes to bluegrass Gospel, Rick Lang is one of very best songwriters in the genre. The latest proof can be found on Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout, a dozen songs “from the pen of Rick Lang” on Billy Blue Records.

  • John Starling enters Hospice Care

    From Virginia today comes that somber news that John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene, is seriously ill. “It’s been a long two months, but my father, John Starling, is currently home and in hospice,” his son, Jay Starling

  • Aeonic – Balsam Range

    There are a fair number of bluegrass bands that can make me dance in my seat and cry within the space of a couple of songs. But Balsam Range, while doing just that with the new Mountain Home Music Co.

  • Orrin Star Scholarship announced

    The DC Bluegrass Union has established a scholarship to honor the late Orrin Star, a Washington-area musician and teacher who died in November 2017 at the age of 62. The annual scholarship will fund participation in the summer bluegrass camp that

  • Dave’s Dozen For 2018

    It’s time for one of my favorite things – listening back through all the terrific bluegrass music that was made in 2018 and picking my 12 favorites. It’s also one of the most difficult things I do. Narrowing the list to

  • Kelly Kessler leaving her post at IBMA

    IBMA will have some big shoes to fill for 2019 and beyond. Kelly Kessler, the association’s director of communications and professional development, is leaving to become a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University. Kessler, who has been with IBMA since