• Richard Leigh Songwriting Contest

    There are a number of ways for songwriters to get their songs into the hands of artists these days. From demo tapes to writers’ nights at local cafes, many folks have tried it all. However, something that seems to have

  • Archaic – Travers Chandler

    Travers Chandler has made no secret of his love for the bluegrass music of the fifties and sixties; he names Charlie Moore, Buzz Busby, and Red Allen & Frank Wakefield among his biggest and earliest influences. His music lies firmly

  • Bobby Starnes’ Wall of Names

    In September 2015, we reported that songwriter and musician Bobby Starnes had suffered a serious fall at his home near Jonesborough, TN. Having fallen down a set of steps, he has had quite the road to recovery since enduring a

  • IBMA Awards eligibility for 2017

    It’s that time of year again, when the International Bluegrass Music Association asks for your help! Help with identifying eligible recordings for the 2017 IBMA Awards, that is. In order to accurately represent as much of the bluegrass world as

  • Bluegrass Pride float in San Francisco

    At last year’s World of Bluegrass, the unofficial theme of inclusion and diversity, which provided performance and presentation opportunities for a number of women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, among other minorities in the traditional and

  • Bluegrass at Eastern Kentucky University

    We’ve recently learned of yet another university that has added bluegrass music to its curriculum. Students at Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, KY, can now take part in a Bluegrass Ensemble through the University’s School of Music. According to the

  • Rented Room on Broadway – Wildfire

    It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Wildfire, the group that got its start in 2000 as the house bluegrass band at Dollywood. Since then, they’ve released a handful of albums, scored several hits with songs like Rough

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