• Tim Shelton Christmas shows start this week

    Yes, that's noted bluegrass vocalist Tim Shelton on stage with a brass band. It's the stage persona he's adopting this month during his A Very Vintage Christmas tour. Most of us know Shelton from his time leading NewFound Road, who played

  • Smoky Mountain Jamboree this weekend in Knoxville

    Folks close to Knoxville, TN have a special treat coming this weekend, as Phil Leadbetter brings one of his all-star bluegrass shows to town. Billed as the Smoky Mountain Jamboree, and sponsored by WDVX listener-supported radio, the show will feature round-robin performances by

  • Kiwigrass festival to launch in 2019

    February 2019 will see the first ever Kiwigrass festival at Narrows Park along the Waikato River in Hamilton, New Zealand. It has been organized by a group of bluegrass lovers in the island nation just southeast of Australia, with the goal of

  • 2018 Red Wine Party report

    Red Wine perform at their 2018 Bluegrass Party - photo © Stefano Goldberg Our Italian friends with Red Wine hosted their annual Bluegrass Party in their home town in the northern seaside city of Genova. Mandolinist Martino Coppo sent along this report

  • A Midsummer Night’s Bluegrass

    As bluegrass music has become more popular, it has found its way in to a great many places you wouldn't have expected. It is no longer uncommon to find colleges and universities teaching about the music, or forming ensembles to