• Jeff Branch honored by North Carolina Governor

    Jeff Branch (left) receiving his award from Attorney Charles Browne Jeff Branch of the Montgomery County, NC Sheriff's Department - promoter of the Big Lick Bluegrass festival and Bluegrass in Troy, emcee for Doyle Lawson's festival, and Mayberry tribute artist -

  • Happy Birthday Carl Jackson

    Today, Carl Jackson, two time grammy winner and three time IBMA award recipient, celebrates his 66th birthday. The only son of Lee and Ruby Pearl Jackson of Louisville, MS, began his musical career as a teenager picking banjo for Jim

  • Remembering Brown Loflin

    A large crowd gathered on Monday afternoon inside the music hall of Denton FarmPark, home of the Southeast's Old Threshers' Reunion, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Bluegrass Festival, and the Country Christmas Train. They weren't there to be entertained, but came

  • Brown Loflin, of Denton FarmPark, passes

    Brown Loflin with his wife Ruby at the 2019 Denton festival - photo by Sandy Hatley The bluegrass community lost a friend and promoter on Tuesday. Brown Loflin, owner of the central NC based Denton FarmPark and home to Doyle Lawson

  • Camp Springs reopens for 50th Anniversary

    50 years ago on Labor Day weekend, the first bluegrass festival in North Carolina was held at Camp Springs Bluegrass Park. This past weekend, the inaugural event resumed, following the labor of its new owners, Cody and Donna Johnson of

  • Gospel Plowboys add two new members

    The central North Carolina based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, have acquired two new members: Alec McCallister on fiddle and Charles Honeycutt on banjo. Eighteen-year-old McCallister is from Mocksville, NC. He started fiddling at age 8, playing with his family

  • A.L. Wood honored in North Carolina

    A.L. Wood, a prolific songwriter, powerhouse banjo picker, and soulful singer was honored in Troutman, NC, Saturday night for his lifelong contribution to the bluegrass community. His musical career spans 60 years.  The event, hosted by Wood's sons, Mike and Bobby,

  • Louisa Branscomb and Gonna Love Anyway

    Louisa Branscomb is no stranger to frontiers. Once called “always 20 years ahead of her time" by Lester Flatt manager, Lance LeRoy, she was spotted as a songwriter with promise by Mel Tillis at the tender age of 21. It’s