• R.C. Harris passes

    Banjo and guitar player, Roby Carter Harris, lovingly known as R.C. by his friends, family, and the wider bluegrass community, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Harris, formerly of Mooresville, NC, was 83.  At age 11, R.C. began picking banjo

  • 2023 Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival report

    Deeper Shade of Blue at the 2023 Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival - photo © Laura Tate Photography Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival in Roxboro, NC, continues to grow yearly. Located in the north central part of the state, the rural 60-acre park

  • 2023 Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival begins

    Located in north central North Carolina, Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival in Roxboro is underway for its annual Father's Day weekend music event. Promoter, Mike Wilson, and host band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, have worked hard to provide topnotch talent

  • 2023 Abingdon Fiddler’s Convention results

    Located on the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the Abingdon Fiddlers' Convention returned this past weekend for its second year. It is the region's largest bluegrass and old-time competition. $7,500 in cash prizes along

  • Hoppy Hopkins passes

    Bluegrass lost a great supporter, entrepreneur, and friend in the passing of Glenn 'Hoppy' Hopkins, 74, of Gold Hill, NC, on June 2. He was married to former North Carolina Bluegrass Association president, Vivian Pennington Hopkins. They celebrated their 50th

  • 2023 Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention winners

    Band competition at Mount Airy 2023 - photo © G Nicholas Hancock The Mount Airy Blue Grass & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is a popular western North Carolina festival devoted to old-time and bluegrass music and dance. Established in 1972, the first

  • Teddy White passes

    Central North Carolina bluegrasser, Teddy White, 67, of Robbins, passed away on May 28 after battling continuing health issues for some time. An avid musician, he specialized on the mandolin and enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music with his many