• Hot Rize reaches 40 years of age

    January 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Hot Rize's first gigs, in Boulder, Colorado back in 1978.   Often called America's Bluegrass Band, Hot Rize has always balanced innovation with tradition to create their own style of bluegrass music. Perhaps the most

  • On This Day #52 – Skaggs & Whitley

    On this day … On January 8, 1971, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs recorded tracks for what would be the LP Tribute to The Stanley Brothers (Jalyn JLP-129) at the Jalyn Recording Studio, 1806 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio.   The young duo

  • Stephanie Ledgin photo exhibition in NJ

    Award-winning journalist Stephanie Ledgin can be found “wherever the music takes me”, and wherever she goes with her pen, her trusty camera goes too.   Ledgin’s professional photographic and journalistic odyssey began in 1975, when she was hired as assistant editor

  • Miggie Lewis passes

    Ms Nannie Omega "Miggie" Lewis passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. For many years she sang with her sisters, brother, and parents as the Lewis Family, perhaps the most beloved bluegrass

  • Rodney McElrea remembered

    Thomas James Rodney McElrea of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, one of the world's foremost collectors of recordings and other material relating to country music, passed away on June 25, 2017, while in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. Given the era that

  • It was a good year for Alice Gerrard

    2017 has been an excellent year for Alice Gerrard. The most significant aspect is her induction in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the late Hazel Dickens into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Hazel and Alice were a pioneering female duo