• Melody Walker, Molly Tuttle offer Bigger Than This

    Sometimes when two songwriters get together to collaborate, the result is more than anyone expected. That was the case recently when Melody Walker and Molly Tuttle, both recent Nashville transplants from California and both award-winning writers and artists, sat down

  • Ole Smoky schedules free Summer Of Shine concerts

    One of the more unfortunate stereotypes associated with bluegrass music for years is the hillbilly moonshiner. From cartoons in the 1940s through much more recent advertising images, people became familiar with the barefoot hayseed carrying a jog of moonshine and

  • Lists, leaks, and IBMA intrigue

    The arrival of the first IBMA awards ballot is always interesting in one way or another, this year more interesting than most. Still, after having to start over this week with a new and less confusing ballot, folks at the

  • Gravity video from The Infamous Stringdusters

    Compass Records has released a music video for the quasi-title track from The Infamous Stringdusters' latest album, Laws Of Gravity. It's a narrative video that represents the story of the song, Gravity, written by bassist Travis Book and his extra-talented wife,

  • Benefit show for Tommy Long next month

    Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road had announced in early March that their long time guitarist and lead singer, Tommy Long, would be taking a medical leave of absence from the band to undergo treatment for throat cancer. Now, Lorraine has scheduled

  • Lucas Ross talks Son Of A Beekeeper

    This interview with banjo playing comedian Lucas Ross is a contribution from Pamm Tucker with Walker's Folk Mania Media. She met with him at the American Banjo Museum a few weeks ago in Oklahoma City. Lucas Ross discussed The American Banjo

  • Hillbilly Gypsies announce new members

    The Hillbilly Gypsies, an eclectic bluegrass outfit from Morantown, WV, has announced a couple of new members. One is back for a return engagement, and the other is a new member. The band is pleased to welcome back former bass player

  • Pick that Rubab solid, brother

    We just got a note from The Henhouse Prowlers, who are doing a US State Department tour in Pakistan. They have become unofficial musical ambassadors for the USA, touring repeatedly in parts of the world where few Americans visit, sharing