• Rick Faris to Kansas Music Hall of Fame

    Popular bluegrass performer and noted luthier Rick Faris is set to be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame as part of their 2024 class. Induction will take place during a ceremony and concert on Saturday, April 20 at

  • Gypsy Summertime from Indigo Roots Band

    When looking at this photo of the Indigo Roots Band, some may say, "hey... that's the Paper Dolls band," while others will think, "that looks like the Band of Kelleys." And you'd all be right. Indigo Roots Band is the new

  • Photos from Remembering Earl in Shelby, NC

    Tony Trischka's Earl Jam band in Shelby, NC (1/13/24) - photo © Bryce LaFoon Bryce LaFoon was on hand with his camera this past Saturday for The Earl Scruggs Center's Remembering Earl concert, benefitting the Center, and celebrating both their 10th

  • Harold Killian passes

    Mandolinist Harold Killian, 95, of Catawba, NC, passed away on January 12, 2024. Along with his brother, Tommy Killian, they formed the group The Catawba River Boys and performed together for many years. Harold always greatly enjoyed playing and singing

  • Jacob Metz to Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

    Oxford, Kansas native Jacob Metz has been named as the new reso-guitarist with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. A 2021 graduate of the Bluegrass, Old Time and Roots Music program at ETSU, Jacob had until recently been playing both banjo and

  • Audie Blaylock passes

    Audie Blaylock, life long bluegrass singer and bandleader, passed away unexpectedly earlier this week at his home in Auburn, IN. He was 61 years of age. His family reports that he was experiencing some health problems of late, and died from

  • 2024 SPBGMA nominees announced

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) has announced the nominees for their 49th annual Music Awards. Winners will be announced during the annual SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville on January 28. Voting takes place during the

  • Gibson All American 5 string for sale

    Here it is... A one of a kind, unique and rare instrument; a banjo unicorn. Bernunzio Uptown Music in Rochester, NY has listed for sale the only prewar five string All American banjo Gibson ever made, with a flathead tone ring