• Artist2Artist – Laurie Lewis – Be The Wind

    This month’s edition of Artist2Artist finds Lisa Jacobi looking at the wider landscape of bluegrass music. Lisa was inspired by her discussion with musical artist Laurie Lewis. Their complete interview can be heard in the podcast below. What do you think is the

  • On This Day #28 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

    On This Day …………… On May 10, 1979 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver played their first public performance at Buddy’s Bar-B-Que in Knoxville, Tennessee. Quicksilver’s first band consisted of Terry Baucom on banjo, Jimmy Haley on guitar, Lou Reid on bass and band

  • Mac Wiseman remembers 70 years in music

    Last week the Country Music Association announced that Mac Wiseman will be inducted into the 2014 class of their Country Music Hall of Fame. It's a long overdue recognition for a man that helped found the organization in 1958, and

  • On This Day #27 – Delia Bell

    On This Day …. On 16 April circa 1938, Delia Bell (nee Delia Nowell) was born in Bonham, Texas. As a child Bell relocated to Hugo, Oklahoma, and, inspired by the bluegrass music of the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, she began

  • On This Day #26 – Carolyn Routh

    On This Day ….  On February 27, 1967, Carolyn Routh, lead vocalist and bass player for Nu-Blu, was born in Siler City, North Carolina.  Ms Routh has loved music for as long as she can remember. She started singing at church and

  • Jeff Austin staying busy

    When we published a review of Yonder Mountain String Band's show in Charlottesville, VA recently, we noted that mandolinist Jeff Austin was absent, owing to the recent birth of a daughter, Penelope. So there was no surprise when we caught up

  • Artist2Artist – Missy Raines

    If you are a touring musician, it happens to you. If you are a new performer, it probably happens more often than you would like. They are the bane of every performing musician: pre-show jitters, on-stage distractions, and getting bummed