• Athy: end of a Chapter 

    Following our recent report about the Athy Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, we now learn that organizer, Tony O’Brien, has decided that the 25th anniversary festival will be the last. In an open letter, O’Brien, who was the chief organizer of the

  • Christmas in the Valley tour starts soon

    Rick Lang & Friends, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, and Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams are preparing to launch the 2015 edition of their Christmas in the Valley tour through New England. Running from December 4-19, they will stop in six cities

  • Ernie & Debi Evans salvage Yeehaw Junction

    The bluegrass festival saviors have another notch in their belt. Ernie and Debi Evans have announced that a deal has been struck to hold the popular Yeehaw Junction festival in a new location. The Evans's had contracted last year with the festival's

  • David Holt’s State of Music November 22

    A concert is scheduled for November 22 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC to start production for season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music. The show, created in cooperation with UNC-TV, is syndicated nationally through PBS. Holt hosts, and performs

  • Saturday at SOIMF 2015

    Saturday at SOIMF - to regulars, and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival to everyone else - kicked off with a breakfast for the members of the Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers Fan Club. Kenny Smith, Buddy Robertson, and Michael

  • Red Wine Bluegrass Party

    We just heard from our favorite bluegrass winos, the guys in Red Wine, Italy's premiere bluegrass band. Last week they held another of their special concerts, called the Red Wine Bluegrass Party, in Genoa on November 7. Each year they tackle

  • Gold Heart sightseeing in Italy

    Gold Heart took their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They promised to send along a few reports as they go. This last one comes from fiddler and younger sister, Shelby Gold, detailing

  • 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza

    The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza is set to roll across the northern sections of the Golden State later this week. Host and performer Bill Evans has brought top banjo pickers from the eastern and central portions of the country to entertain

  • Gold Heart back in Germany

    Gold Heart is taking their family-style bluegrass to central Europe this month, visiting Austria and Germany on their travels. They have promised to send along a few reports as they go. This one is a double entry, coming from guitarist and middle sister Jocey Gold,