• Rebekah Long schedules a break for surgery

    Nashville-based bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Rebekah Long has announced a break in her summer touring schedule for back surgery. Long tells us that she broke her lower back (pars interarticularis) recently, and will be having fusion surgery on July 19

  • Bowregard takes first at Telluride

    Congratulations to Bowregard, who took first place last weekend in the band contest at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. The Boulder-based group came out on top in a competition among 12 bands, some of whom had traveled many miles

  • Carolina Blue to East Public Relations

    Carolina Blue, the five-piece traditional bluegrass group from Brevard, NC, have announced a new partnership with East Public Relations. The band has been together for 12 years now, but has really exploded this past few years since signing with Pinecastle Records.Their

  • Jacob Metz to Clay Hess Band

    Just two weeks ago we were telling you about Jacob Metz, a young banjo player studying in the bluegrass program at ETSU, and how he had been awarded a scholarship by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association in Kingsport, TN. Now we

  • Midnight Run hits the scene

    The fertile spawning ground of east Tennessee has brought forward another strong young bluegrass band, ready to take a run at the professional touring market. Midnight Run is four young men who are recent graduates of college bluegrass programs, and have

  • Chris Davis to The Grascals

    The Grascals have announced the addition of Chris Davis to the band on guitar and vocals, stepping into the spot vacated by founding member Terry Eldredge, who has decided to get off the road. Davis is a bluegrass guy from way

  • Goodbye Mountain Faith – hello Summer & Bray

    Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band, originally known simply as Mountain Faith, is rebranding yet again. Without changing their musical direction, this contemporary bluegrass, Gospel, and acoustic country group will henceforth be known as Summer & Bray. The name change