• Bluegrass Music Trail Blog entry #1

    Yesterday, we posted about the efforts of Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves to raise money to provide instruments and bluegrass instruction for children in the Appalachian region with their hike-a-thon of The Appalachian Trail. We mentioned in that post that

  • Ralph Epperson, WPAQ founder passes

    The Winston-Salem Journal has a brief feature on yesterday's passing of legendary radio man Ralph Epperson, who launched WPAQ in Mount Airy, NC back in 1948. This station, along with another Epperson property, WBRF in Galax, VA, have been a

  • Bluegrass Music Trail Project

    Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves are a pair of educators, artists and committed bluegrass music supporters from Cincinnati, OH. Both were raised by families who played bluegrass, and with an appreciation for the unique culture and musical artistry of the

  • Larry Cordle back out this weekend

    Larry Cordle returns to the stage this weekend after recuperating from prostate surgery. He had received a diagnosis that cancer had been found about a month ago, and missed most of May following his surgery. Larry, along with Lonesome Standard

  • Mountain Heart on XM’s Studio Series show

    Mountain Heart will be the guests this next week on Kyle Cantrell's Studio Sessions program on XM Radio's Bluegrass Junction. The show mixes interviews and live, in-studio performances, and runs six times each week until a new show takes its

  • Billboard guide to songwriting business

    Billboard Books has just released This Business Of Songwriting, by Jason Blume, billed as an "exhaustive guide to navigating the murky waters of copyright law, publishing contracts and other realities of the business world that don"t always come naturally to

  • Stanley festival covered on CMT.com

    CMT.com has a nice feature up this morning about the recently concluded Ralph Stanley Memorial Festival, the 36th annual running of the event, also known as the Hills Of Home Festival. The story largely covers the Clinch Mountain Boys reunion

  • Vassar Clements, Tony Rice live CD

    When the audience at Randy Wood's Concert Hall awaited the start of the Vassar Clements and Tony Rice concert back in December of 2004, they had every expectation of seeing a fabulous performance. Some may have known that the show

  • EWOB ’06 names European Band of the Year

    2006 was a good year for the Italians and the Dutch during the European World of Bluegrass band competition last week. The winners show a decided strength in those nations' bluegrass scene. European Bluegrass Band of 2006 1st place: Mideando String