• 13th February Palatka Bluegrass Festival

    The 13th February Palatka Bluegrass Festival opened Thursday, held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Florida. Blue Ridge Sound is here with John Holder at the controls. Sherry Boyd is one again our able MC. Jerry Foran and the Bluegrass Revolution

  • Moonlight Jam added to Bear on the Square

    The Bear On The Square Mountain Festival, held each year in Dahlonega, GA's Historic Public Square, has added a new wrinkle to their free, two-day, downtown event. They will include a hosted Moonlight Jam on Saturday, April 22, in the MainStage

  • Debut album from Colonel Zachary Wright

    On February 3rd, Colonel Zachary Wright released a self-titled album steeped in bluegrass tradition. At 15 years old, Zachary is an ace at the Stanley style of banjo playing and this album sure showcases him and his Stanleytone. Don't let

  • 2017 International Folk Music Award winners

    Kris Kristofferson performs at the International Folk Music Awards - photo by Neale Eckstein After taking two folk Grammys on Sunday for her Undercurrent record, Sarah Jarosz continued her sweep last night when she accepted the Album of the Year trophy

  • Stove Up coming from Danny Barnes

    What does it take to get eclectic banjo player Danny Barnes to record an acoustic bluegrass album? Well, awarding him the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2015 doesn't seem to have hurt. In fact, when we

  • Eddie Adcock going back in the shop

    Eddie Adcock is a true legend in the bluegrass world, known both for his ground-breaking banjo style and for being the only bionic picker in our business. He established himself quickly in the 1950s as a banjo man with Bill

  • What Goes Around from Junior Sisk

    Mountain Fever Records has released a debut single from their upcoming album by Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, The Mountains Are Calling Me Home. If you know anything about Junior, you know that this project title comes straight from his heart.

  • Bluegrass haiku and fear of the banjo

    As was mentioned last week, in my introduction to the rerun of my original column on bluegrass haiku, this is National Haiku Writing Month, as decreed by someone who likes writing haiku. The thinking is that during this, the shortest