• Going Nowhere Fast – Detour

    Detour really shook up the bluegrass world in 2012 with the release of A Better Place, the Michigan band's third album. It was remarkable for the introduction of a new voice and sound in the person of Missy Armstrong, the

  • Don’t mess with Rocky Top

    Bluegrass bands that perform in clubs or at private outdoor events know about the wrath of the Rocky Top fan. Attempts to gracefully decline a request to perform the song can be met with anything from forcefulness to aggressive persuasion.

  • Congratulations Tim and Cindy Carter

    Tim Carter, the banjo playing half of The Carter Brothers was married over the weekend to Cindy Hiatt. The couple took their vows at The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, NC, and are on their way to St. John's for a week. Tim

  • Lester Armistead passes

    "Lonesome" Lester Armistead of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band passed away Friday evening at his home in Goodlettsville TN, from complications of cancer. He was appreciative of being surrounded by his family and music friends who sat and sang to

  • Win Junior Sisk’s guitar case

    How would you like to carry your favorite guitar around in Junior Sisk's camouflage case? Junior is working with Cedar Creek Cases and True Timber Camo, who made the case, to give away the one he has been using on the road

  • Mac Wiseman remembers 70 years in music

    Last week the Country Music Association announced that Mac Wiseman will be inducted into the 2014 class of their Country Music Hall of Fame. It's a long overdue recognition for a man that helped found the organization in 1958, and

  • Into My Own – Bryan Sutton

    For a great many years, Bryan Sutton has flown under a lot of people's radar. Those 'in the know,' or closely connected to the acoustic music world, recognized the fiery flatpicker as the first guitar gunslinger with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky

  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys do Jimmy Kimmel

    Fans of teenaged grassers Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will want to stay up late, or set their DVRs, to catch the boys on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Monday night. They will surely be featuring a song from their upcoming