• Dave “Hagar” Nelson passes

    This remembrance of Hagar Nelson is a contribution from Art Stevenson of Art Stevenson & High Water in Wisconsin. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our old friend and band mate Dave “Hagar” Nelson on July 5, 2019,

  • 2019 Barcelona Bluegrass Camp report

    This report is a contribution from Lluis Gomez, noted Spanish banjo player and teacher. Many thanks to Lluis for his work spreading bluegrass in Europe. The 4th Barcelona Bluegrass Camp was held this past February 22-23, 2019, in Barcelona. It is

  • Friday photos from SOIMF 2019

    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival - photo © Michael Gabbard Michael Gabbard was in the house for the Friday concerts during Spring 2019 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, put on twice a year

  • Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival 2019

    This report from the 2019 Withlacoochee festival comes from Nancy Jordan, Marketing Manager at Tin Roof Shack Productions in Florida. It was an exciting festival once again at the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival in Dunnellon, FL, presented by Tin Roof Shack Productions.

  • Appalachian Road Show at Joe Val

    Appalachian Road Show at the 2019 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival - photo © Dave Hollender This review is a contribution from David Hollender, a Professor in the Ensembles Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a classically

  • 2019 NAMM report, bluegrass edition

    This report of the recently concluded NAMM trade show in Anaheim is a contribution from Danny "Hootenanny" Clark, a bluegrass picker and entrepreneur from back east now living in California. The show is the annual convention where music retailers come

  • Tristan Scroggins on Bluegrass Jamboree

    This report from the just concluded Bluegrass Jamboree tour is a contribution from Tristan Scroggins, mandolinist with Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, one of the three US bands who entertained German audiences during the 2018 tour. Hello from 30,000 ft above the Atlantic