• Welcome Uma Sankaran!

    Congratulations to Sav and Amber Sankaran, who are celebrating the birth of their first child. Sav is the bass player with Unspoken Tradition, and has been active in the bluegrass scene for many years. Uma Lyle Sankaran was born at Mission

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa in Scotland

    Most of the bluegrass world has been concentrated in Raleigh over the past week at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual festivities. Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, on the other hand, decided to take the “international” thing literally, and headed over

  • Congratulations Kody and Mary Rachel!

    Kody and Mary Rachel Norris play Farm & Fun Time in their wedding attire - photo by Tia Thomas Kody Norris and his longtime "little sweetie," Mary Rachel Nalley, who plays fiddle with the Kody Norris Show, were married on September

  • BanjoLit introduces Banjo Key

    Among the new items being introduced this week in the World of Bluegrass exhibit hall is the Banjo Key from BanjoLit. Much like the old skate keys some of us may recall from our youth, the Banjo Key is a simple

  • Happy Birthday Carl Jackson

    Today, Carl Jackson, two time grammy winner and three time IBMA award recipient, celebrates his 66th birthday. The only son of Lee and Ruby Pearl Jackson of Louisville, MS, began his musical career as a teenager picking banjo for Jim

  • Phil Leadbetter – 5 time cancer survivor!

    Phil Leadbetter, renowned resophonic guitarist and all-around bluegrass personality, is one of the rarest creatures known to man. In addition be being among the most amicable and kind hearted people you would ever meet - and an extremely talented musician -