• Joe Hott: Rising Star

    Visible behind the house built in the mid-1700s, long before West Virginia was a state, is Short Mountain. In that house Joe Hott’s grandfather lived from the 1920s. 6 foot 4 inches tall, the 22-year-old Joe (sometimes Joseph) Hott was born

  • On This Day #55 – Eddie Adcock turns 80

    On this day  ..  On June 21, 1938, banjo-playing stylist Eddie Adcock was born in Scottsville, Virginia.  Edward Windsor ‘Eddie’ Adcock’s introduction to music came in the shape of an older brother, Frank, whose own interest led to him acquiring instruments, including

  • Delia Bell passes

    Texas-born, Delia Bell passed away on June 15, 2018. She was 83 years of age.  Francis Leona "Delia" Bell was born in Bonham, Texas, on April 16, 1935.  The singer, songwriter,, and guitarist is perhaps best known for her work with Bill

  • Epilogue: Tribute to John Duffey

    Well over 20 years after John Duffey’s passing in December 1996 he continues to be revered. And thanks to Sugar Hill Records (in 2000) with Always in Style: A Classic Collection and Rebel Records (in 2011) with Rebel Years: 1962-1977

  • Uncle Dave Macon – Dixie Dewdrop revealed

    One of early Country music’s most flamboyant characters was Uncle Dave Macon, born David Harrison Macon, but better-known as "The Dixie Dewdrop." Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth and gates-ajar collar - old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter and

  • Blue Sky Boys Live on Patuxent

    Few American artists influenced the development of bluegrass harmony as thoroughly and completely as The Blue Sky Boys. Earl and Bill Bolick performed together for 40 years, applying their church-style singing to both sacred and secular material, leaving a mark

  • Peter Rowan in Europe with Red Wine

    Legendary singer/songwriter Peter Rowan and Italian bluegrass band Red Wine have linked up to play some prestigious dates in Europe this month. This working relationship goes back about 20 years as Red Wine’s banjo player Silvio Ferretti recollects …… "First time we

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