• Béla Fleck with the Nashville Symphony

    This interview with Béla Fleck was conducted by fellow banjoist Jake Schepps, who will review the Concerto based on Saturday's performance. Jake's latest CD, An Evening In The Village, also places the banjo in a classical setting, drawing on the

  • Photos from Mountain Song

    Dennis Jones, our bluegrass buddy from WNCW, sent along this gallery of photos from last weekend's Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, NC. The festival is hosted each year by Steep Canyon Rangers, with proceeds going to benefit area Boys and

  • Ralph Stanley at Delaware Valley

    Once again, we have a wealth of photos from Frank Baker, this time from the 40th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, held the first weekend in September. Let's start with this brilliant gallery of Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain

  • Tony Rice memorial request

    We had posted last month about the tragic death of Chris Scott, son of Tony and Pam Rice, in a terrible motorcycle accident on August 17. After receiving dozens of requests concerning memorial donations, Tony and Pam have asked that anyone

  • Thomas Point Beach reborn

    This contribution comes from Dick Bowden, who will be a regular correspondent on Bluegrass Today. Here he files his detailed report on the resurrected Thomas Point Beach festival, held this past Labor Day weekend near Brunswick, Maine after having heard

  • Pickin’ On Cystic Fibrosis

    This post is a contribution from Amanda Webb, who will be a regular correspondent when Bluegrass Today goes live - soon, I promise! What do you get when you combine one man’s love for music, a desire to meet a need,

  • Blistered Fingers report

    This festival report comes from our friend Katy Daley, morning host on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. She also sent along these photos from David Staples. Hurricane warnings were up all over New England but Saturday was beautiful for the 37th Blistered Fingers

  • Ocean Lakes survives Irene

    This festival report comes from T.J. Boley, who we hope will be one of our regular correspondents when the site relaunches in September. Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C. would seem to be the perfect venue for a Bluegrass

  • 2011 IBMA Awards press conference

    This report comes from Amanda Webb, who will be one of our regular correspondents when the site relaunches in September. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out delivered two mood-setting numbers that matched to electricity racing through the crowd in the Loveless