• Christmas with Sierra

    Mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull shares her fondest Christmas memory. I can't believe how quickly Christmas seems to come and go each year, and of course, each year always brings along some sort of new memory for me. One, however, that I'm

  • More Grascals Christmas

    Here are two more Christmas memories from The Grascals. First up is fiddler Jimmy Mattingly. One of my fondest memories at Christmas as a teenager was waking up and spending the morning with my family, and then calling my best

  • Bill Monroe for Christmas

    James Allen Shelton, guitarist with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, shares memories of getting music for Christmas. Somewhere I have a picture of me as a teenager at my grandparent's house in the early '70's on Christmas Eve proudly

  • A very Bibey Christmas

    Here is a Christmas memory from master mandolinist Alan Bibey, who performs with Grasstowne. I've been lucky enough to have a lot of great Christmas memories, but here are some of my earliest recollections. Every Christmas as a kid was spent at

  • Grascals Christmas memories

    Here are two Christmas memories from The Grascals, starting with banjo man, Aaron McDaris. My Grandpa would always read the Christmas story out of the bible to us every year before we could open our presents and looking back on it,

  • The Holy Baby

    Our thanks to Ron Block for this powerful and concise re-statement of the principle of "God made man." We've heard it hundreds of times - the Bible story of the Redeemer's birth. The Baby in a manger, Silent Night, the

  • Missy’s Christmas Blog

    This Christmas memory comes from Missy Raines, bassist with Claire Lynch, and leader of her own group, Missy Raines & The New Hip. It's late, and Ben and I are making our way to my childhood home for a Christmas

  • A banjo and a toolbench…

    This Christmas wish comes from Debbie Mills, whose husband Allen is the patriarch of The Lost & Found. Her post was inspired by one we published several months ago - one of our most popular posts - about their 4

  • An Irish Christmas memory

    This post is a contribution from Niall Toner, a popular bluegrass singer, songwriter and radio personality in Ireland. His reports from IBMA '07 will air on Ireland's RTE Radio One on 12/26-27 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Season's Greetings, and good wishes