• The State of American Acoustic Music

    My fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing

  • Charm City Charmed 

    And. Just. Like. That. Summer festival season is upon us. All burdens and worries lay crumpled on the asphalt behind us as cheery festival staff lasso our wrists with those colorful Charm City Bluegrass bracelets. We are in the grass now,

  • Jeremy Garrett: A Session in The RV

    Nestled in The Festy backstage area in scenic Nelson County, Virginia sat The RV. You know which one. The one that should be declared a national park just like the ones it has been rolling past this year. To music-lovers, it

  • Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

    How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How

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