• Christmas in Cornwall

    Sim Daley, builder of the acclaimed Daley Mandolins, and banjo picker with Cages Bend, shares this lovely remembrance of the Christmas season where he grew up in the south of England. As some of you may know, in a former life

  • Rhonda’s Christmas memories

    This Christmas memory comes from Rhonda Vincent, who will be sharing some of her favorite Christmas music and memories on Sirius Bluegrass on Christmas Eve at noon and 9:00 p.m., and again on Christmas day at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Christmas is

  • Christmas with The King

    This Christmas memory comes from Paul Williams, one of bluegrass music's true legends - both as a songwriter and a tenor singer. The year was 1957, November... I had just gone to work for Jimmy Martin in Detroit, Michigan. I had

  • A Baucom family Christmas

    This Christmas post comes from Cindy and Terry Baucom, our favorite bluegrass power couple. Cindy is the host of Knee Deep In Bluegrass, syndicated to 70 radio stations in the US, and Terry is one of the most widely celebrated

  • Doyle says, don’t forget…

    This Christmas message comes from Doyle Lawson. As the song says, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. It truly is my favorite time of the year. However, with the hustle and bustle of shopping for just the right

  • Little Dale Anne’s Christmas secret

    This childhood memory is from Dale Ann Bradley, one of bluegrass music's most cherished voices. One of my Christmas Memories is maybe my first. My parents and I had just returned from Michigan to resume living in Southeastern Kentucky.

  • Butch loves him some Christmas

    What a treat to get an upbeat and positive message from Butch Baldassari this Christmas! As our regular readers know, Butch has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer, and until recently, had not had the strength to even pick up

  • Christmas with the Scruggses

    Here is a Christmas memory from guitarist Brad Davis. Brad has performed with Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, and Billy Bob Thornton, among others. The most musical fun that I can remember during the Christmas holiday is when I got invited to

  • Festival la Roche-sur Foron

    This post is a contribution from Lilly Pavlak, who runs Lilly's Bluegrass Agency in Switzerland. She also works as a music journalist in Europe. We thank her for sharing this report, and the photos from the festival. Last week I returned

  • A manifesto for artistic self-liberation

    This post is a contribution from David McCarty, a music journalist, songwriter and musician who writes regularly for Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar magazines, and performs as a member of The Hot Club of Naptown. Your comments are welcome -