• YMSB and the McCourys in Charlottesville

    As Mother Nature was bearing down on Central Virginia Tuesday night, we found the perfect way to keep warm at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Warming up the stage to a sold out crowd was the sizzling combination of the

  • Sam Bush at 60

    Sam Bush headlined the main stage at FloydFest on Sunday, and did a workshop on the Virginia Folklife Porch immediately afterwards. I wanted to follow up on some buzz he has posted on his website wherein he exercises his new “rights”

  • Sunday at FloydFest 11

    Sunday at FloydFest 11 (“Lovers Rock”) boasted main stage performances by powerhouses Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby, and Allison Krauss & Union Station. The side stages were awash with fans, too, with performances by The Rogues, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky

  • Saturday at FloydFest 2012

    Goooood Sunday Morning to you from Floyd, Virginia! Before we talk about today, let’s backtrack and tell you what happened yesterday! There’s bluegrass and then there’s everything that happens when you take bluegrass and you start fooling around with its chemistry. Saturday

  • Steep Canyon Rangers at FloydFest

    FloydFesters were treated to a fantastic set of bluegrass with a side helping of Gospel from the Steep Canyon Rangers this morning. I spoke with guitarist Woody Platt after the performance. Just coming off a couple weeks touring out West, he told

  • Friday at FloydFest

    FloydFest 11 is off and running!  This is an incredible venue, if you’ve never been, so sheltered on the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway (Mile Post 170.5) and seemingly remote, but packed full of revelers, vendors and enough musical acts to

  • The Festy – Volume 2

    While we had hoped to post live from the Infamous Stringdusters’ Festy in Nelson County, VA this past weekend, the lack of both power and signal made that a little more challenging than we had anticipated. It was, however, a

  • Pandolfi talks The Festy, Turntable.fm

    Part Two of Milo Farineau's interview with Chris Pandolfi about The Infamous Stringdusters' upcoming festival The Festy, to take place in Nelson County, Virginia, October 6-9 Milo: So, what’s new with the Stringdusters? Chris: You can expect the release of our

  • Chris Pandolfi prepares for IBMA Keynote

    Milo Farineau caught up with Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, at Music On the Mountaintop on August 27th in Boone, NC. They spoke about Chris' upcoming role at this year's IBMA World Of Bluegrass. Milo: You’ve been invited to deliver

  • Sunday FloydFest wrap up

    Sunday afternoon at FloydFest was a bluegrass lovers dream come true. The morning began with Peter Rowan playing on The Porch with members of Tony Rice’s Unit Band.  Peter, looking very dapper in his seersucker suit, moved straight to the main