• Big Lick kicks off with Lonesome River Band

    Lonesome River Band at Big Lick Bluegrass Festival (4/18/24) - photo courtesy Big Lick Bluegrass Festival The 20th annual Big Lick Bluegrass Festival, located in central North Carolina near the small town of Oakboro, is underway. The three-day outdoor festival, one

  • Linda Loggains passes

    Linda Loggains/Linda Loggains and Lettie Auman at Seagrove Fiddlers - photo by Sandy Hatley Linda Loggains, 75, former promoter of the central North Carolina Seagrove Fiddlers' Convention, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024. In recent years, running the convention has been

  • Welcome Isaac Wood!

    Wood Family Tradition's Jason and Mackenzie Wood announce the birth of Isaac Daniel Wood, born on April 5, 2024, 8 lbs 3 oz, 20 inches long.  Mackenzie said, "We are so blessed to announce the birth of our third baby and

  • 2024 Highfalls Fiddlers’ Convention results

    Youth Band winners The Terry Family at '24 Highfalls Fiddlers' Convention - photo © G. Nicholas Hancock The 2024 Highfalls Fiddlers' Convention, held in central North Carolina at North Moore High School in Robbins, is now history. Cash prizes included $500

  • Caroline Owens signs with Billy Blue Publishing

    Rising bluegrass star Caroline Owens has signed with Nashville-based Billy Blue Publishing.   The twenty-something artist has already made her mark in the bluegrass world with her standout vocal, instrumental, and songwriting abilities. She has appeared with many of today's bluegrass

  • Bluegrass Ridge TV adds two more networks

    Bluegrass music continues to expand its audience in new ways as the genre grows in popularity. The music television show, Bluegrass Ridge, announced the addition of two new networks to its growing list of syndication. AIM Country and DBTV have