• Mountain Fever launches Morning Glory Music

    Mountain Fever Music Group in Riner, VA has announced the formation of a new label imprint for the company. Now, in addition to their bluegrass label, Mountain Fever Records, and their Americana/roots label, Travianna Records, they will also manage and

  • New members elected to IBMA Board

    The International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville has announced that four new members of their Board of Directors have been elected by their member constituencies, and one other re-elected. The Board consists of 19 voting members, and two ex-officio members. They

  • Bob Cornett passes

    Bob Cornett, a leader in bluegrass festival management in the eastern United States died on April 11. He was 89 years of age. Cornett and his family launched a number on festivals that are still in operation. In 1974 he and

  • Fallen Star Saloon from Blue Moon Rising

    Blue Moon Rising boasts an embarrassment of riches in the vocal department. Not one, nor even two, but three lead singers represent the band's sound on stage. What it may cause in confusion on the radio is more than compensated

  • Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest in Ohio

    Caney Creek performs at Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest - photo by Missy Smith Saturday April 13th saw the presentation of the Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest show at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. Promoter Chris Smith put the show together

  • Grace Constable tribute to Tony Rice

    As part on our ongoing goal of highlighting young bluegrass artists of note, and as a further appreciation of the late Preston Thompson, here is video of Grace Constable doing her tribute to the great Tony Rice. She is playing

  • Preston Thompson passes

    The world of steel stringed acoustic guitar is in mourning today following the passing of Preston Thompson yesterday. He was 62 years old, and had been ill since last summer following complications from surgery. As the designer and original luthier for