• Ray Davis celebrates 60 years on radio

    Ray Davis, currently host of The Ray Davis Show on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, celebrates 60 years in broadcasting today (May 2). Davis joined WAMU in 1985 to host Saturday Bluegrass, and shared hosting duties for the weekday afternoon program, Bluegrass Country,

  • High Windy to release debut CD

    Western North Carolina-based bluegrass artists High Windy will release their debut project, A Greater Storm, May 20th on the Mountain Home label. Named for a sweeping ridge line near their home in Asheville, NC, High Windy is one of that area's

  • Sierra Hull update

    Recently we reported news of the forthcoming CD by Sierra Hull. Now, with the impending release next month, plans for the promotional push are falling into place. ASCAP and Rounder Records are jointly extending an invitation for folks to attend the

  • Elkville String Band on Mountain Roads

    Mountain Roads Recordings of Bristol, TN, has announced the signing of the Elkville String Band from North Wilkesboro, NC. The band consists of Herb Key, Jeff Michael, Drake Walsh and Bill Williams, and was formed in 2001 to perform the music

  • Interested in how to make a fiddle?

    If so, there's a PodCast on UNC - TV that may be appealing. Go to the PBS website for The Woodwright's Shop, and select the show number 2707 (requires realPlayer). There you can meet fiddler Joe Thrift, a modern luthier who

  • The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band

    Recently we reported news of the release of the Country Gentlemen Reunion Band CD - Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray. At the time the fledgling link-up didn't have a website. It does now! Go to the new website to see the

  • Hay Holler news

    Recently we reported news of the link up between Mountain Roads Recordings and Big Country Bluegrass. Although bands changing labels is nothing new, some may have wondered about the Big Country Bluegrass arrangement with Hay Holler Records. Well, when talking

  • Wade Mainer turns 101

    It hardly seems a year ago, does it, since we mentioned the celebrations for Wade Mainer's 100th birthday? Well, it is. A North Carolina native, Mainer turns 101 today (Monday, April 21) and on Saturday, with the help of about 400

  • Two reissue sets due from Rebel

    Rebel Records has announced the release in early May of two new collections of music from their archives. The first of these is The Best Of The Vetco Years from Dave Evans & River Bend (REB-7519) drawn from the LP's-worth of