• Welcome Betty Lavengood!

    Mark Lavengood, itinerant reso-guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader, and his wife, Carrie Labarge, are celebrating the birth of their second child yesterday morning. Betty June Lavengood was born on November 29 at 2:31 a.m. She came in at 5 lbs, 12 oz,

  • Jesse McReynolds home after latest hospital stay

    Jesse McReynolds returning home from the hospital (11/29/18) Bluegrass mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is home again after yet another brief hospital stay. He has been forced to endure several such visits over the past 14 months, dealing with infections that resulted

  • Christmas in New England 2018

    For the 15th year in a row, bluegrass songwriter Rick Lang will take his acoustic Christmas in New England show through the northeastern states. He's assembled a cast of bluegrass veterans to play and sing, and prepared a nice mix of

  • Ricky Skaggs scalds the CMAs

    Back on November 14 at the 2018 CMA Awards, Ricky Skaggs showed the country music world what we in bluegrass have known for 45 years. To wit, that he is among the most gifted entertainers ever to grab a guitar

  • Jam In The Trees says goodbye

    After a short run of only three years, the Jam In The Trees festival near Asheville, NC has decided to call it quits. Held 2015-18 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, the festival attracted an audience by booking top