• John ‘Buckwheat’ Green passes

    The world lost a great singer, musician, songwriter and entertainer last week with the passing of John 'Buckwheat' Green on March 17, 2022. Like every person, Buckwheat, or Buck as he was known by some, lived a life of normal pursuits

  • Festival of the Bluegrass 2013

    This report on the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is a contribution from Jim & Valerie Gabehart. Jim shared the review, and Valerie the photos. We have a great many additional photos to share taken by Estil Robertson. Look for

  • Almost Heaven in Tennessee

    For the past four years, my wife Valerie and I have enjoyed a mid-winter infusion of bluegrass by attending the annual SPBGMA convention in Nashville. Held at the Music City Sheraton Hotel, many attendees enjoy the contest, concerts, exhibits, and

  • Christmas In The Smokies, Bluegrass Style

    This past weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road hosted the Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Although hosted and promoted by the Larkin family for many years, this was the

  • Music In The Mountains 2012

    Among the many wonderful music festivals in West Virginia, one of the longest-running and most successful is Music In The Mountains, the Summersville bluegrass festival. Started in 1980, the 33rd annual festival recently took place and Valerie and I had

  • Curtis Blackwell Band to tour Ireland

    Former Blue Grass Boy Curtis Blackwell has announced plans to tour Ireland in June 2012. The tour will include eleven shows in twelve days, most of which it appears are being held in community Arts Centres. (It's wonderful to see how

  • Stoney Creek releases Are You Ready?

    We've just received word from West Virginia-based Stoney Creek that they've completed work on a new all-Gospel project, titled Are You Ready? While the complete project will be released in June, the title track has already been released to AirPlay Direct,