• Time – The Kathy Kallick Band

    A frequently discussed issue in the world of bluegrass is the lack of women who have made their mark on the genre over the years. While such award winners as Kristen Scott Benson, Dale Ann Bradley, and Rhonda Vincent have

  • Doctor’s Orders – Don Rigsby

    Almost every fan of bluegrass music would agree that Ralph Stanley is a living legend. Going on seven decades in the music business, and one of the few 'first generation' bluegrass musicians still performing, Stanley has influenced countless other musicians

  • Dave Adkins at the plate

    When the Nashville Regional for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship gets underway this weekend, bluegrass singer Dave Adkins will be on deck to perform the National Anthem on Saturday evening. Adkins has made quite a splash this year with

  • Remembrance of Doc from Jack Lawrence

    This personal remembrance of Doc Watson comes from Jack Lawrence, Doc's longtime friend, road companion and musical partner. Lawrence worked with Watson from the time Merle Watson passed until Doc retired. His latest recording, Arthel's Guitar, is recently released. It is

  • A 5-string banjo and a MoonPie

    A few months ago we reported on a Johnson City, Tennessee-based band with a unique Kickstarter campaign in order to help them locate a solid means of transportation. Since that time, the Sons of Bluegrass have found a bus and

  • A new take on Dueling Banjos

    Anyone who's played even a little bit of banjo has heard repeated requests for Dueling Banjos - even when playing by themselves. The tune was initially recorded as Fuedin' Banjos, a duet between a tenor and 5 string banjo, by author Arthur

  • Roger Smith passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Roger Smith of Milton, Indiana passed away Wednesday, May 22 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was 86 years old. Born in Amelia, VA July 11, 1926, Roger grew up in North Carolina and started learning guitar, and later