• Joe Hott to release two more singles and album

    Joe Hott’s career continues its upward trajectory with the release of two more singles from his forthcoming album, West Virginia Rail, on Rural Rhythm Records.  Emerging bluegrass artist 23-year-old, West Virginia born, Joe Hott has announced the soon to be released

  • The Miss Ellie String Band mission

    Haylee Kinsler, Shelby Peace, Hadassah White, Andi Strong, Halie Lynn, Emily Myers and Allison Broyles  “Her passion for traditional music led to the establishment of the Mountain Music School which over the past twelve years has attracted students from ages eight

  • Renfro Proffitt passes

    ‘Renfro’ Proffitt, cross-picking guitar stylist and one-time member of Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was aged 69.  Troy Leen ‘Renfro’ Proffitt, born on July

  • EBMA – it’s time for a new start

    After being dormant for a while, the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has announced a new start, restructured its approach to bluegrass music in Europe, and consolidated its Board membership with the addition of two new members in February this

  • Bill Grant passes

    Bill Grant passed away on Tuesday, July 09, 2019, after a brief confinement to hospital following a fall on May 18 that resulted in a fractured leg.  Billy Joe Grant was born in Hugo, Oklahoma on May 9, 1929; a Choctaw