• Jim Orchard passes

    The regional Missouri bluegrass community has lost a giant. The Father of Ozark Bluegrass Music, James Woodrow Orchard Jr., left his earthly home the night of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in Mountain View, MO near his home of Eminence, MO.

  • J.D. Crowe pocketknife from Red Hill Cutlery

    For the bluegrass collector, specifically the J.D. Crowe aficionado, there’s a new piece that would dwarf any other memorabilia with pride. Red Hill Cutlery of Radcliff, Kentucky has partnered with IBMA Hall of Famer, J.D. Crowe to release a limited pocket

  • Welcome Caspian Lorentzen!

    Jasper and Sofia Lorentzen welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world of bluegrass today. Jasper is known as the rambunctious “bobbleheaded” bass player of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Caspian Daniel Lorentzen was born at 5:12 a.m. on December 13, 2017

  • Michael Stockton’s IBMA vlog

    Michael Stockton isn't just a dobro player extraordinaire, he's also pretty good with a camera. A point and shoot camera on a homemade selfie stick, to be exact. The Flatt Lonesome slide man went around this past week's IBMA convention videoing

  • Top 10 moments from SamJam 2017

    This past weekend marked the second annual SamJam Music Festival, held at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, OH. The festival is growing at an amazing rate, with Sammy Karr and Rick Greene at the wheel. These guys strive to

  • New rules in place for SPBGMA 2018

    It seems lately that the growing fad is for chaos and rumors bouncing off the bluegrass walls about upcoming conventions and awards shows. Who's running what? What new rules are in place? Who put a Baby Ruth in the swimming

  • Glen “Cookie” Inman passes

    Only 70 years old, Glen "Cookie" Inman left this earth for a better home on Friday July 14, 2017. His big smile and charismatic sense of humor will be missed sorely in the bluegrass community. While trimming grass at his

  • Debut album from Colonel Zachary Wright

    On February 3rd, Colonel Zachary Wright released a self-titled album steeped in bluegrass tradition. At 15 years old, Zachary is an ace at the Stanley style of banjo playing and this album sure showcases him and his Stanleytone. Don't let