• Jeremiah Gilmer covers East Nash Grass with Olivia Jo

    If anything good has come out of the global pandemic, learning how to better communicate remotely would definitely top the list. Multi-instrumentalist, Jeremiah Gilmer, of southern Virginia, started making YouTube videos in 2013 of popular bluegrass numbers. During COVID, his

  • Carroll Haire retiring from a lifetime of music

    91-year-old North Carolina musician Carroll Haire has decided to step away from the microphone. The lead guitarist played his last show with his band, the Tarheel Travelers, this past Saturday night, September 9, at Prissy Polly's BBQ in Kernersville, NC.

  • Keeping up with Milton Harkey after a health scare

    Milton Harkey with his son, Christopher at Bluegrass First Class 2009 Milton Harkey, founding IBMA member and former Board Chair, Bluegrass First Class promoter/producer, and the visionary behind the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival in Denton, NC, just celebrated his 75th

  • Bob Mummert passes

    Bob Mummert, 69, drummer with Dailey & Vincent, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 26. The band shared this statement. "Today, our longtime friend and drummer, Bob Mummert, has passed. We are beyond shocked and devastated. At this time, we'd like to

  • Billy & Terry Smith reunion at Camp Springs

    The iconic Camp Springs Labor Day Bluegrass Festival, site of the first bluegrass festival held in North Carolina in 1969, returns to Bluegrass Park near Reidsville, September 1-3. The three-day festival includes some heavy hitters such as Larry Sparks, Junior Sisk,

  • Treva Chrisco passes

    Mrs. JD (Treva) Chrisco, 98, former freelance writer for Bluegrass Unlimited, Pickin', and Muleskinner News magazines, passed away Friday, August 11, in Marshville, NC. Mrs. Chrisco was known for her love of bluegrass music and was a strong supporter. She