• On This Day #51 – Reno & Harrell 1967

    On this day … On November 2, 1967, Don Reno and Bill Harrell and The Tennessee Cut-Ups recorded two bluegrass Gospel tracks, Stepping Stone to Glory and I’m Just a Little Old Fashioned that were released as a single, King 45-6150. The

  • 32 Arrangements and Ideas for Bluegrass Banjo

    Are you a banjo picker who enjoys working through other musicians' ideas, or perhaps a banjo student looking for new tunes to learn? Then here's something you may appreciate. Jim Pankey is the banjo player with Chattanooga's Hamilton County Ramblers, and

  • Halloween bluegrass for 2017

    We've found a couple of photos of bluegrass artists dressed up for Halloween. First up, NewTown, in their scariest attire...... and a Who Wore It Best between Darrell Webb and Skip Cherryholmes.If you find any others, send 'em our way and

  • Harassment charges made against Kirt Webster

    The burgeoning cascade of sexual harassment charges being leveled against entertainment industry professionals looks to have enveloped someone prominent in the Nashville country and bluegrass scene. Kirt Webster, whose Webster Public Relations agency represents a number of familiar bluegrass acts, has

  • Jimmy Meyer seriously injured

    Jim Meyer at the Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival - photo by Tammy Harman Jimmy Meyer, formerly bass player with The MeyerBand, was badly injured last week in a fall at work. It resulted in him suffering a broken wrist, skull fractures,

  • Ivy Sheppard for Mayor!

    Does your town have a banjo player as Mayor? Well the folks in Mt Airy, NC have the opportunity to make that happen on November 7. Ivy Sheppard is a radio host and producer on WPAQ, who performs with the South

  • Mile Twelve Down Under

    Mile Twelve in front of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (cast as Mordor in Lord of the Rings) Following their star turn last month at IBMA's World Of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC, Mile Twelve headed off for a month-long tour

  • Ricky Skaggs to ride the Santa Train

    Every year since 1942, the CSX Corporation has run a special train from Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN at the beginning of the holiday season. Known as The Santa Train, it makes stops in 14 different communities along the way,