• On This Day #23 – Carter Stanley passes

    On This Day ....... On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson

  • Ernie Thacker gets married on the air

    Ernie Thacker's is a familiar name to bluegrass fans, for the soulful music he's recorded over the years, the story of his horrifying injuries from an auto accident 7 years ago, and his subsequent and heroic recovery. In a story sure

  • Ronnie Reno and Rural Rhythm

    When Rural Rhythm Records moved east to Nashville from California two years ago, one stated reason was to seek television and video opportunities for the label and its artists. Shortly after they arrived, company President Sam Passamano announced a deal

  • It’s Christmas Time – Jeff Parker

    As the weather gets colder and lights, tinsel, and garland start appearing at stores everywhere, it's easy to know Christmas is getting closer. And with that also comes Christmas music, and the release of new holiday albums by some of

  • Henhouse Prowlers in the Congo

    Ben Wright, banjo picker with Henhouse Prowlers has agreed to share occasional reports from the band's African adventure, touring with American Voices program on behalf of the US Department of State. Here's his first dispatch. So much has happened in so

  • Time Machine – NewTown

    Over the years, Lexington, KY has served as home to a number of talented bluegrass musicians, perhaps most notably J.D. Crowe and, in the 1970s, the now-famous early incarnations of the New South that headlined at Lexington's Red Slipper Lounge.