• Blue Moon Rising to Mountain Fever

    If you had been wondering what singer/songwriter Keith Garrett would do following the breakup of Highland Travelers, wonder no more. He has rededicated himself to Blue Moon Rising, the group with whom he first drew notice in bluegrass. And to celebrate,

  • Orrin Star Scholarship announced

    The DC Bluegrass Union has established a scholarship to honor the late Orrin Star, a Washington-area musician and teacher who died in November 2017 at the age of 62. The annual scholarship will fund participation in the summer bluegrass camp that

  • Al Hawkes passes

    Al Hawkes passed away in the early hours of December 28, 2018, while in hospice care, just over three weeks after his wife, Barbara, had passed. The Maine bluegrass pioneer had been in failing health and was unresponsive for the

  • Dustin Pyrtle to IIIrd Tyme Out

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have announced the newest member of the band, to start out the 2019 season. Dustin Pyrtle, who recently stepped down as guitarist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, will be the new bass player with 3TO.

  • Robbie Mann to The Hillbilly Gypsies

    West Virginia's Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Robbie Mann to the group on fiddle. This highly entertaining stage band has been working festivals and concert halls since 2001, bringing a sort of hybrid sound that blends old time and

  • Backline to Mountain Fever

    Spartanburg, SC's Backline has been moving fast as a new entry on the bluegrass scene. This young group is only about two years old, but they have already placed songs on our chart, and have been steadily entertaining audiences wherever

  • Doug Campbell passes

    Outstanding, veteran upright and electric bass player Doug Campbell, most recently a member of Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain, passed away on December 22, 2018. He was 62 years old and had been performing in bluegrass bands since he was