• John Holder departs Balsam Range

    John Holder at a Balsam Range show - photo © Mike Duncan After 10 years, John Holder is stepping down as full time sound man for Balsam Range.  "After much deliberation and prayer, I made a decision to turn in my notice

  • 2024 Danny Stewart Bluegrass Cruise report

    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers on Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise - photo by Gary Hatley Bluegrass promoters Danny and Christa Stewart have been conducting bluegrass cruises since 2012. They have mixed up the perfect combination: great bluegrass entertainment, cruise line

  • Harold Killian passes

    Mandolinist Harold Killian, 95, of Catawba, NC, passed away on January 12, 2024. Along with his brother, Tommy Killian, they formed the group The Catawba River Boys and performed together for many years. Harold always greatly enjoyed playing and singing

  • Saying ‘See you later’ to Terry Baucom

    Wayne Winkle, Joe Hannabach, Clint Coker, Mike Hartgrove, Alan Bibey, Kevin Baucom, Jamie Dailey, and Darin Vincent, pallbearers and speakers at Terry Baucom's graveside service (12/13/23) - photo by Sandy Hatley Wednesday afternoon, the Duke of Drive, Terry Baucom, was laid

  • Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies wrap-up

    Country Gentlemen Tribute Band at Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies - photo © Bill Warren "What a wonderful weekend. It's the social event of the year," promoter Lorraine Jordan said at the close of her 2023 edition of Bluegrass Christmas in

  • Wyatt Ellis debuts on his own at The Opry

    Wyatt Ellis on the Grand Ole Opry (11/10/23) - photo by Nathan Leslie Wyatt Ellis, 14-year-old mandolin prodigy, made his artist debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night last week. Only a small number of performers such as Dolly