• Remembrances of Bill Wells (1927-2011)

    This remembrance of South Carolina bluegrass icon Bill Wells comes from Larry Klein, co-host of The Bluegrass Sound on ETV Radio. The bluegrass family lost a great friend and supporter when Bill Wells passed away November 8th after a prolonged illness.

  • 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards

    This report on the 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards is a contribution from Martin Chapman. Over the past weekend, the luxurious Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka cottage country, underwent a major transformation. The Province's most well-known indoor and outdoor

  • Rachel and Chris Boyd

    Special thanks to Ted Lehmann for this piece. Ted is a retired teacher who blogs at Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms and travels extensively with his wife Irene to bluegrass festivals and other events. He also took the photos in the gallery

  • Eulogy for Gene Daniell

    We posted last week on the passing of Gene Daniell, a highly-regarded audio engineer, and a man beloved not only by his family and friends, but by all he touched in the wider bluegrass community as well. Noted radio personality Sherry Boyd

  • Writing that High Lonesome Sound

    The following report comes from comes from Max Gainey. He details his experiences at World of Bluegrass 2011 from the perspective of an aspiring songwriter.  This September, as in past years, I went to Nashville to meet with bluegrass professionals as

  • Dixie Bee-Liners back in the studio

    The Dixie Bee-Liners just finished a few days in the studio working on new material. The band has decided to approach this next release a bit differently than their two previous albums, as Buddy Woodward – founding Bee-Liner, vocalist, songwriter, and

  • Tolerance in bluegrass

    This piece is a contribution from Gene Reasoner, who co-hosts a syndicated Gospel bluegrass radio show called Believers Bluegrass, currently carried on about 20 stations. Gene also publishes his own blog, where this column first appeared. Tolerance is a word that has

  • IBMA followup from Brandon Adams

    Earlier this year, we had a guest contribution from Brandon Adams, in which he described his hopes and goals with regard to attending the 2011 World Of Bluegrass as a songwriter. Here is his follow-up report. This year's IBMA went by pretty

  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass report

    This report on the 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco this past weekend comes from our friend Elizabeth Wightman with Steelbridge Insurance Services. Hardly Strictly is a completely free event, held each year at Golden Gate Park. We arrived