• Alvin Breeden remembered

    This remembrance of Alvin Breeden, who passed away earlier this week, is a contribution from Geoff Stelling. Alvin played a Stelling banjo, and the two of them became friends Geoff moved his company to central Virginia in the early 1980s.

  • In which Tara journeys north to Joe Val

    This first-timer's overview of the 2013 Joe Val festival is a contribution from Tara Linhardt, noted mandolinist, instructor, filmmaker and Guinness World Record holder. Tara also took the many photos which accompany this piece. I decided to broaden my horizons and

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I

  • James Reams reflects

    This piece, which started as a series of questions for James Reams from Richard Thompson, is in its final form a contribution from Kim Crecca. We hope to include similar artist profiles in the coming months Originally from southeastern Kentucky, James Reams

  • Special C in the British Isles

    Here's another report from Greg Cahill on Special C's ongoing tour of Ireland and the UK. We are having a wonderful time over here - as always. Last Thursday we played in a historic town called Limavady and then drove through

  • Gooseneck Rockers

    Frank Baker was on hand when Gooseneck Rockers performed at The Holly Inn in Mount Holly Springs, PA this past weekend (1/19/13), and sent along this gallery of photos. The Rockers are a new group, featuring veteran performers Tom Adams on

  • Bé Holdtman passes

    This remembrance of a prominent figure in the Dutch bluegrass community is a contribution from Pieter Groenveld. Bé Holdtman: 1943 – 2012 I’m very sorry to report that one of the most productive bluegrass concert organizers in Holland, Bé Holdtman passed away on