• It was a good year for Alice Gerrard

    2017 has been an excellent year for Alice Gerrard. The most significant aspect is her induction in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the late Hazel Dickens into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Hazel and Alice were a pioneering female duo

  • Bobby Patterson remembered

    Well known musician and music historian Bobby Patterson of the Galax, Virginia, area passed away on September 24, 2017. He experienced kidney failure, having been given new a kidney in 2010. Bobby Frank Patterson was born on April 1, 1942, in

  • Dom Flemons – Back to the roots

    Recently, The American Banjo Museum, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the Oklahoma History Center partnered to bring Back to our Roots: An exploration of Roots Music to Oklahoma City. The evening was a discussion of the intersections of jazz, blues,

  • Graham Sharp: A Ton of Talent

    Graham Sharp. Last name fits. Absolutely nothing dull about this guy. Sharp as a tack, in fact. He rips banjo rolls, belts out bold baritone, and plays the harmonica with hurricane force, sometimes all on the same song! He is

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Paul Beard

    Paul Beard has been a luthier and builder of resonator guitars at Beard Guitars in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland since 1985. His mother was a housewife who raised three children and his father worked as a purchasing agent at

  • F5 Touches Down in the Bluegrass World

    It’s a band! It’s acoustic! It’s Steelwind! And they are taking the Oklahoma bluegrass scene by storm. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with the young duo who lead the band, Blake Parks and Michael Henneberry, both Oklahoma natives. Coming from

  • Sierra Hull mesmerizes at Guthrie

    Sierra Hull at the 2017 annual Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival - photo by Pamm Tucker With a full moon rising, Sierra Hull took the stage at the 21st Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, a lawn-full of bluegrass music enthusiasts waiting and watching. It

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