• On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

    On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling , Johnny Ridge , Mike

  • Fiddlin’ Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter

    It sounds like a movie script, doesn't it. A beauty queen from the western part of the state wins the Miss Kentucky pageant, playing bluegrass fiddle for her talent competition. But that's just what happened for Ramsey Carpenter when Miss Kentucky

  • On This Day #33 – ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert

    On This Day ………….. On August 5, 1924, Darrell ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert was born in Thacker, West Virginia. Like many Appalachian entertainers of his day, he found that music was an abiding relief from coal mining. Lambert has been described as “a charter

  • Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

    Milan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but he also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble." Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range

  • Artist2Artist: Barry Waldrep – Play Banjo!

    Baseball is a game of lineage more so than its other pro-sport peers. Stakeholders of this pastime value a certain overlapping of eras, strategies and philosophies that links together generations of the game. Similarly, stakeholders of bluegrass music value their own

  • On This Day #31 – The Churchmen

    On This Day …………. June 8, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of The Churchmen, a bluegrass Gospel band based in Collinsville, Virginia. The original members of The Churchmen were Freddy Rakes (banjo), Keith Clark (guitar), Jeff Mills (bass) and