• A hidden bluegrass gem in the Blue Ridge

    Perhaps the only thing better than enjoying live bluegrass by some of your favorite artists, is witnessing those artists perform in an intimate, magical setting with near perfect acoustics. This past weekend brought those elements together in a truly special

  • RenoFest 2017 winners announced

    Backline Bluegrass, 1st prize winners in the 2017 RenoFest Band Competition The contest winners from this year's RenoFest in Hartsville, SC have been announced. The annual festival, held the 4th weekend in March, honors the music and the memory of the

  • Suwanee Spring Reunion ’17 – Day 2

    The Earls Of Leicester at the Suwanee Spring Reunion Festival (3/24/17) - photo by Brian Paul Swenk Day 2 of the Suwannee Spring Reunion Festival featured the time-machine of Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester.  It’s very rare that you get

  • Day 1 at Suwannee Spring Reunion

    Grandpa's Cough Medicine at the 2017 Suwanee Spring Reunion - photo by Brian Paul Swenk Brian Paul Swenk will be posting daily updates from this year's Suwannee Spring Reunion festival. There’s no better way to start the music festival season than with

  • St Louis Flatpick sunsetting this year

    Sad news for midwestern flatpick guitar players. St Louis Flatpick, which has been operating annually in early spring this past 12 years, will come to an end after this month's final weekend event. Hosted by Bull and Tammy Harman since its

  • Bluegrass In The Bottoms launches in KC

    A new bluegrass music festival will take place in Kansas City, MO this spring. Bluegrass In The Bottoms is scheduled for May 19-20, bringing lots of music and craft beer to the city's West Bottoms region. Located where the Missouri and

  • Clawgrass goes to the Opry

    Mike Snider and Mark Johnson on the Grand Ole Opry - photo by Nicole Christianson Florida's Mark Johnson, inventor of the clawgrass style of banjo, had a big moment last weekend when he traveled to Nashville to appear on the Grand