• Good Things – The Farm Hands

    The Farm Hands may have assigned themselves a humble handle, but the fact is, they have accrued an impressive history along the way. Having amassed more than 80 award nominations — and garnered 30 of them in the process —

  • Mandolin Camp North 2019 is in the books

    Mandolin Camp North was held last weekend at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton Massachusetts with 90 happy students. The weather started out cold and drizzly on Friday but turned glorious on Saturday, encouraging plenty of outdoor classes and jamming. Mandolin Camp

  • Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest in Ohio

    Caney Creek performs at Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest - photo by Missy Smith Saturday April 13th saw the presentation of the Halfway to Mansfield Jamfest show at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. Promoter Chris Smith put the show together

  • Fret A Spell – Darren Nicholson

    Mandolin player Darren Nicholson subtitles his new album, Fret A Spell, as Instrumental Bluegrass. Of course, the description isn’t really necessary. Given the fact that most of the offerings in this 13 song set are well known standards, the music itself offers

  • Larry Sparks at the Kentuckians of Michigan

    The Kentuckians of Michigan have a long history of providing top notch bluegrass during the cold winter months in southeast Michigan. This past Friday was no exception. Larry Sparks brought the Lonesome Ramblers to the Kentuckians stage. He played to a

  • 2019 Barcelona Bluegrass Camp report

    This report is a contribution from Lluis Gomez, noted Spanish banjo player and teacher. Many thanks to Lluis for his work spreading bluegrass in Europe. The 4th Barcelona Bluegrass Camp was held this past February 22-23, 2019, in Barcelona. It is

  • Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival report

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival - photo by Kimberly Williams Joe Mullins and his family have put together a festival series that has become the benchmark for bluegrass music shows. This past weekend