• Ashokan Bluegrass Camp launches this fall

    Not long ago we reported on the Ashokan Center in New York's Catskill Mountains celebrating 50 years operating as a locus for arts and traditional music education in the region. Formerly a campus of the State University of New York,

  • Don Sowards passes

    Don Sowards, leader of the Laurel Mountain Boys, an excellent song-writer, singer and fine mandolin player, passed away at his home in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was 87 years old. Donald Ray Sowards, Sr. was born

  • Tommy Long back with Carolina Road

    It's been almost exactly a year since Tommy Long stepped away from his position as guitarist and lead vocalist for Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. The move was necessitated by a diagnosis of throat cancer last March, with treatment specified

  • Ralph King passes

    Ralph A. King passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Zephyrhills Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida, following an apparent heart attack. He was 81 years old. Born on May 2, 1936, in Dabolt, Kentucky, King was a former member of the

  • Dom Flemons announces a double release

    Tonto had the Lone Ranger. Roy had Dale. Batman has Robin. What did they have ? Friends, life would be impossible without them. Dom Flemons, The American Songster may not be a superhero to some, but I like to call him

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