• Shelby Jewell passes

    Shelby Jewell, who founded The Bluegrass Kinsmen back in the early 1970s, passed away on June 17 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80 years of age. The Kinsmen were launched in 1971 by Shelby and his brother, Ebby, who

  • Banjo instructor sought at UNC Chapel Hill

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the largest and primary campus of the 17 that make up the UNC system, is advertising now for a banjo instructor in their Music Department. This addition is part of their Bluegrass Initiative,

  • Mason Wright to Audie Blaylock

    Mason Wright is the new fiddler with Audie Blaylock and Redline. The Rocky Mount, VA native has been playing fiddle since he was a young boy, performing with his family band, The Wright Kids. After attending college at the Shenandoah Conservatory,

  • Amanda Cook to Mountain Fever

    Mountain Fever Records has announced the signing of Amanda Cook from western Florida to the label. Cook performs throughout the southeast with her band, Kennesaw Ridge, and has built an enthusiastic following through their strong strong performances and entertaining stage

  • Lightning Jack from Mike Mitchell

    Southwestern Virginia's Mike Mitchell has released a single to bluegrass radio from his Dead Center album. The independent fiddler, singer, and songwriter is based in the small, artsy community of Floyd where he runs the Floyd Music School. Mitchell is a

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