We have an annual(ish) tradition here, which is to compile some of bluegrass music's most uninteresting stories of the past year, after which I try to narrow them down to five that really stand out as yawn-inducers. Why do we do
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Turtle on a Fence Post – 2022 Bluegrass Awards show reflections from Mike Fiorito
The sun sets on the 2022 World of Bluegrass - photo © Frank Baker As the 2022 IBMA Awards and live performances kicked off, Hurricane Ian began its approach on the West Coast of Florida, eventually smashing into Fort Myers. The
Dear IBMA, please do a better Awards Show
There was a lot to like in last night's IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, the 33rd uninterrupted running of the annual event. It's always fun to observe our bluegrass stars done up in all their finery, with spouses and families in tow.
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – Alan Munde with Jimmy Martin
In this recurring column, bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson answers your questions about his storied musical career. To ask a question, either comment below, or send us your question by email. Howdy folks howdy... (my best imitation of Mr Monroe) and I
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – tell us about your mandolin
In this recurring column, bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson answers your questions about his storied musical career. To ask a question, either comment below, or send us your question by email. Here we go again down memory lane of my musical journey.
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – tell us about Bean Blossom
Here we go again, and I must tell you I appreciate your questions, and quite honestly I have to dig deep in my memory bank for some of them. But that’s a good thing. Throughout the history of DL&Q, except for
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – tell us about Bill Emerson and The Gents
Hard to believe but chat time is here already! Having lived my life in the DC area I saw the County Gentlemen many times and was a life long fan. I feel that Charlie Waller did not always get the recognition
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson… a prank on Little Roy
My banjo picking friend of lots of years has a two subject inquiry, and what I consider a huge compliment... Howdy Doyle! I'd like to share something with you that you may not be aware of: Jimmy Martin once told me
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – why didn’t you stay long with Jimmy Martin?
Hi folks. It appears that I didn’t wash out after the first series of answers, so he we go with this week's recollections. Hey Doyle, Jack Lawrence here. In your early days with the Gents I seem to remember you playing
The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson – Doyle answers your questions
Welcome to the first segment of The School of Bluegrass with Doyle Lawson. I am honored to be asked to do this and will answer to the best of my ability and recollection all of the questions you may have. I