• Bluegrass Jamboree 2016

    We heard this week from Rainer Zellner, chief promoter for Bluegrass Jamboree, a traveling bluegrass and roots music festival that tours central Europe each year. He has been putting on these shows since 2009, bringing US acts to perform in

  • Smoky Mountains Rise telethon

    Lorraine Jordan (left) with Dolly Parton and her cohosts Shawn Parr and Elaina D Smith at the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 This report from the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon on December 13 to benefit the parts of east Tennessee

  • Charity begins at home 

    Charity begins at Home. So it’s said. But it helps the homeless also. That’s the aim of the Eddie and Martha Adcock, Tom Gray, Gene Johnson, and Valerie Smith. The Adcocks have supported the homeless for over 15 years. As Martha Adcock

  • Mountains of Music Homecoming 2017

    Yesterday afternoon in Abingdon, VA, the The Crooked Road held a press conference at their Heartwood Center to announce the details of the 2017 Mountains of Music Homecoming. The Crooked Road is a public/private partnership between the state and local communities

  • Thomas Point Beach lives again

    One of the most enjoyable and relaxing festivals I ever attended back in the 1980s was the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival near Brunswick in southern Maine. A perfectly bucolic setting, along a sandy beach on one of the area's many

  • Sad news from Camp Springs Music Foundation

    We heard today from Becky Johnson with the Camp Springs Music Foundation in North Carolina. These are the folks who have been attempting to purchase the old campground and site for the legendary Camp Springs festivals once hosted by Carlton

  • Circa Blue Christmas tour starts soon

    Here's another bluegrass Christmas tour getting ready to start up next month. Circa Blue will be performing selections from their new Bells Of Home CD in a series of concerts centered around our nation's capitol in December. Just as on the

  • SOIMF makes donation to Dayton Honor Squad

    If you are the type who donates time and treasure to charitable causes, you know how habit-forming it can be. The feeling of satisfaction you get from assisting deserving and worthwhile endeavors is something that many folks cherish. Just so with

  • Donna Ulisse taking Christmas on the road

    Once again this year, Donna Ulisse is taking her Christmas album from 2012, All The Way To Bethlehem, on the road in December. This project is unique among Christmas-themed recordings, in that instead of new versions of holiday favorites, it features

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