• 20 years of Druha Trava

    Here's another notable anniversary to note during Bill Monroe's centennial year. Czech grassers Druha Trava are celebrating their 20th year in 2011, and Lilly Pavlak has a nice retrospective published on The European Bluegrass Blog. The band was formed in 1991

  • Nu-Blu on Goin’ Across The Mountain

    Dennis Jones, host of Goin' Across The Mountain on WNCW, will be featuring music today (7/16) from the upcoming Pinecastle CD, The Blu-Disc from fellow North Carolinians, Nu-Blu. The album, due August 9, is based on the picking and singing of

  • Donna Ulisse travelogue – Day 4

    Donna Ulisse is providing us with a diary from her visit to Russia with her band, The Poor Mountain Boys. The trip is by invitation from the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. I just got back

  • Donna Ulisse travelogue – Day 3

    Donna Ulisse is providing us with a diary from her visit to Russia with her band, The Poor Mountain Boys. The trip is by invitation from the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. Today (and I am not sure

  • Donna Ulisse travelogue – Day 2

    Donna Ulisse is providing us with a diary from her visit to Russia with her band, The Poor Mountain Boys. The trip is by invitation from the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. I am not sure how to word what

  • Donna Ulisse travelogue – Day 1

    Donna Ulisse is providing us with a diary from her visit to Russia with her band, The Poor Mountain Boys. The trip is by invitation from the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. Written from Moscow... The Poor Mountain Boys and myself have launched

  • Gary Ferguson back to Ireland

    Bluegrass singer/songwriter/guitarist Gary Ferguson tells us that he is preparing for his 7th consecutive summer tour in Ireland. He is heading off from Pennsylvania on July 12 to join his Irish compatriots Janet Holmes and Colin Henry for 9 shows