• Jon Glik on the fiddle again

    Jon Glik, 56, one of bluegrass music's top fiddlers, is fit enough able to play again after a year where he almost died, according to a report on Baltimore's Eyewitness News a few days ago. Regular readers will recall our previous

  • Joe Ross – Bluegrass Alphabet

    Oregon based multi-instrumentalist, Joe Ross has recently announced the release of a third album in as many years. Following Festival Time Again (released in 2006) and Spirit of St. Louis (2007) albums, both featuring all-original songs, is a new CD entitled,

  • Earl Scruggs to receive lifetime Grammy Award

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson, couples the news of this long-overdue recognition with a brief recap of Earl Scruggs' distinguished career in bluegrass. Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, who celebrated his 84th birthday on Sunday, will receive a 2008 Grammy Award

  • Sunday Morning Revelations – Thank You Lord

    This installment of Sunday Morning Revelations comes from our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson. We will offer reviews of Gospel bluegrass releases on Sunday's from time to time. Thank You Lord is Hickory Hill's first all-Gospel recording. It actually dates back

  • Sunday Morning Revelations: Kneel And Pray

    This initial installment of Sunday Morning Revelations comes from our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson. We will offer reviews of Gospel bluegrass releases on Sunday's from time to time. Everybody is familiar with Mickey Harris and his 'day job' as the

  • American Folk & Country Music Festival

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson, shares this news. Forty years before the 'O Brother/Down From The Mountain' tour, an earlier group of like-minded musicians took some Appalachian music on the road. Thankfully, some of the music performed by the small

  • Hot off the presses

    Dennis Satterlee, the author of the Red Allen biography Teardrops In My Eyes, has written to share some good news for Allen fans eager to get their hands on the book, though tempered with some sad news as well. It seems