• Charlie Cushman leaves Flamekeeper

    Charlie Cushman has left his position playing banjo with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to refocus attention on his banjo set up business, and stay a little closer to home. His last show with the band was this past Thursday. In a

  • Kenny Baker passes

    Kenny Baker, perhaps the most celebrated fiddler in the history of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, died today at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) in Nashville, after suffering a stroke earlier this week. He was 85 years of age. For at least two

  • Kenny Baker suffers a stroke

    We have learned that Kenny Baker has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized. He celebrated his 85th birthday on June 26. Baker, whom Bill Monroe always introduced as "the greatest fiddler in bluegrass music," first joined the Blue Grass Boys in

  • Bluegrass festival audio from 1969 online

    For years, the indefatigable Fred Robbins has been posting and maintaining an online archive of bluegrass memorabilia, in the form of photographs, video and audio files. His particular specialty is the early history of bluegrass festivals, from the late 1960s

  • Are Dailey & Vincent really that silly?

    Uhhh.... yes. It's not an act, folks. All traveling bands have their own special ways for coping with the rigors of life on the road. Rock and metal groups are legendary for their self-destructive behavior, while gunfire and mayhem seems to

  • DelFest 2011 on Bluegrass Today

    We have collected all the posts and photos from DelFest 2011 into a single link where you can check it all at a click. Thanks again to Diane Farineau for her running reports on what was happening on site, and to

  • Sarah Jarosz talks Follow Me Down

    It's been a big week for young Sarah Jarosz. Having just finished exams in her fourth semester at the New England Conservatory of Music, she started touring in support of her new record, Follow Me Down, which hit on Sugar Hill