• Congratulations Aaron and Molly!

    On Saturday, June 16, Aaron Ramsey and Molly Barrett were married in a private ceremony at the lower end of Linville Gorge Wilderness, located near Morganton in western North Carolina. Both are professional musicians, Aaron mandolinist with Mountain Heart, and Molly the

  • Welcome Grady Hixson!

    Josh Hixson, bass player with Chattanooga's Hamilton County Ramblers, and his wife Megan, are celebrating the birth of their son, Grady Charles Hixon on Monday, June 11. He surprised his parents by popping in 5 weeks early, coming in at 5

  • Jerry Salley, Ed Leonard launch two new labels

    Bluegrass and Americana music have two new Nashville-based record labels dedicated to promoting their artists. Billy Blue Records and Billy Jam Records have been launched under the umbrella of Ed Leonard and Daywind Music Group. Popular bluegrass performer and writer Jerry

  • Welcome Charlotte Dauphinais!

    Another bluegrass baby! Nick Dauphinais, guitarist with the Larry Stephenson Band, and his wife Maegan, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Charlotte Anne Dauphinais came into the world on June 6 at 10:23 a.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs, 10

  • Stacy Phillips dies following heart attack

    UPDATE 6/6: Stacy passed away yesterday evening, shortly after this story was posted. He had been in an induced coma since Sunday when he was brought to the hospital. After doctors informed his family that his brain had been without oxygen

  • Help requested for Mark and Eileen Schatz

    Bluegrass fans are well familiar with Mark Schatz. He has played bass with some of our music's brightest lights, from Tony Rice and Doc Watson to Claire Lynch and Nickel Creek. His collaborations with Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck are

  • Kody Norris and Mary Rachel Nalley to wed

    Kody Norris, fearless leader and guitarist/vocalist with The Kody Norris Show has hired his fiddle player, Mary Rachel Nalley, on for a lifetime gig. The dynamic entertainer used the occasion of a recent performance before a hometown crowd at the Heritage Hall

  • Jens Kruger back in action

    The Kruger Brothers at the May 2018 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker After six weeks off, three surgeries and two hospital stays, banjo stylist Jens Kruger is back on the road with the Kruger Brothers. Their day-night doubleheader of

  • Roland White honored in Nashville

    Dave Pomeroy, Jeff Syracuse, Roland White, Paul Schiminger, and Diane Bouska at the Metropolitan Council Roland White was honored this week by the Metropolitan Council, the governing authority of the greater metro region of Nashville and Davidson County, TN. He was

  • Deering introduces Rustic Wreath banjo

    Deering has introduced a new model in its Golden Series line called the Rustic Wreath, designed to capture some of the vintage appeal of older instruments in an economy-minded banjo. All of their Golden Series banjos are styled like the old