• Arthel’s Guitar – Jack Lawrence

    Jack Lawrence will always be known for his 25 years as accompanist and flatpicking partner to the legendary Doc Watson. Not a bad item to have on your resumé. But Jack was already a noted guitarist when Doc took him on

  • Competitions at Telluride 2013

    From the daily lineup of workshop style sets in the town's Elks Park, to the tweener song performances throughout the main stage band turnovers, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is vibrant with outlets to fill all your bluegrass cravings. Two of

  • On This day #14 – Joe Val

    On this day ….. On June 25, 1926, Joe Val was born. Joseph Valiante, shortened to Joe Val by Tex Logan, was a bluegrass music pioneer from New England. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he was a relative late-comer to country music, starting to

  • Ricky Skaggs autobiography due in August

    Harper Collins is set to release Kentucky Traveler - My Life In Music, an autobiography by Ricky Skaggs with Eddie Dean, on August 13. The publishers promise an intimate look into the life and 40 year musical of this iconic performer.

  • Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2013

    The line-up for each of the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman for 2013 has been announced. The annual summer fair of bluegrass music at Nashville's famous Ryman Auditorium begins this evening, June 20, and continues weekly on Thursdays through