• Larry Garris of Corner Music has passed

    Larry Garris, 77, longtime proprietor of Corner Music in Nashville, passed away on May 11, 2024, after several months of battling cancer. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at Forest Hills UMC in

  • 2024 Abingdon Fiddlers Convention Results

    Calvary's Chosen, 1st Place Bluegrass Gospel Band at Abingdon Fiddlers' – photo © G Nicholas Hancock One hundred seventeen contestants braved the heatwave to compete in the 3rd Abingdon Fiddlers’ Convention this past Friday through Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds

  • Doin’ My Time from Lord Of The Strings

    Pinecastle Records has a second single from Lord of The Strings, a studio aggregation headed up by world class guitarist, banjoist, and singer, Tony Wray. Tony is one of those artists whose work sometimes goes unheralded, whether as a builder

  • Laurie Lewis — Trees

    With 24 albums under her belt, one would think Laurie Lewis would be more widely known by now. However that lack of greater recognition outside of the acoustic world is by no means her fault. Although her musical orientation has

  • Kentucky Mountain Memories from Kevin Prater

    The Kevin Prater Band has a new single with Turnberry Records, one written by Kevin's good friend Timmy Cline, the son of famed Clinch Mountain Boys fiddler Curly Ray Cline. Kentucky Mountain Memories tells of the east Kentucky hills where Kevin

  • 52nd Charlotte Bluegrass Festival kicks off

    David Peterson and 1946 at the 2024 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren The 52nd annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival is underway at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. Promoter Wes Pettinger has once again pulled a top notch lineup

  • Glasgow Mandolin Retreat launches in September

    A Mainer and a Glaswegian are partnering to launch a new weekend mandolin workshop in Scotland. Ethan Setiawan and Laura-Beth Salter will host the inaugural Glasgow Mandolin Retreat, September 6-8 in Glasgow, Scotland's center for all sorts of folk and traditional