• Ralph Epperson, WPAQ founder passes

    The Winston-Salem Journal has a brief feature on yesterday's passing of legendary radio man Ralph Epperson, who launched WPAQ in Mount Airy, NC back in 1948. This station, along with another Epperson property, WBRF in Galax, VA, have been a

  • Bluegrass Music Trail Project

    Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves are a pair of educators, artists and committed bluegrass music supporters from Cincinnati, OH. Both were raised by families who played bluegrass, and with an appreciation for the unique culture and musical artistry of the

  • Mountain Heart on XM’s Studio Series show

    Mountain Heart will be the guests this next week on Kyle Cantrell's Studio Sessions program on XM Radio's Bluegrass Junction. The show mixes interviews and live, in-studio performances, and runs six times each week until a new show takes its

  • Billboard guide to songwriting business

    Billboard Books has just released This Business Of Songwriting, by Jason Blume, billed as an "exhaustive guide to navigating the murky waters of copyright law, publishing contracts and other realities of the business world that don"t always come naturally to

  • Stanley festival covered on CMT.com

    CMT.com has a nice feature up this morning about the recently concluded Ralph Stanley Memorial Festival, the 36th annual running of the event, also known as the Hills Of Home Festival. The story largely covers the Clinch Mountain Boys reunion

  • EWOB ’06 names European Band of the Year

    2006 was a good year for the Italians and the Dutch during the European World of Bluegrass band competition last week. The winners show a decided strength in those nations' bluegrass scene. European Bluegrass Band of 2006 1st place: Mideando String

  • Remembering a soldier’s banjo

    Today on Memorial Day it seems appropriate to link to this story in the Galesburg Register-Mail. The story is one of remembrance for Pfc. Caleb Lufkin who recently passed away from wounds sustained in Iraq earlier this month. When not

  • Stanley Museum seeking artifacts and recordings

    The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center in Clintwood, VA was founded in 2004, dedicated to preserving and promoting the music of Southwestern VA, in particular the contributions of Dr. Ralph Stanley. The various interactive museum exhibits include

  • Jim Van Cleve on XM tomorrow

    Mountain Heart fiddler Jim Van Cleve will join XM Satellite Radio host Kyle Cantrell on XM's Bluegrass Junction Tuesday (5/30) at 9:00 a.m. The interview is sure to focus on Jim's new CD, No Apologies, as well as what he

  • Episode #30 – Liz Meyer

    Episode #30 of The GrassCast features an interview with singer/songwriter Liz Meyer. This interview was recorded last fall at IBMA. The discussion topics include, Liz's CD The Storm and the European World Of Bluegrass. This GrassCast is 8 minutes in length