• Béla Fleck at Carnegie Hall

    Bela Fleck performs Rhapsody in Blue at Carnegie Hall (5/4/24) - photo © Jen Hughes Béla Fleck's Rhythm, Raga, and Rhapsody, May 4 at Carnegie Hall included performances from Bruce Hornsby, Zakir Hussein, Rhapsody in Blue, and My Bluegrass Heart. What a

  • Memories of MerleFest 2024

    The Sam Bush Band at MerleFest 2024 - photo © Alisa B. Cherry Now celebrating its 46th year, MerleFest 2024 did  not disappoint. Founded in 1988 by the legendary Doc Watson in honor of his son Merle, and presented primarily by

  • Woldumar Nature Center monthly jam in Lansing

    Lydia Rogers, Dominic Bloomfield, Henson Preace, and Belinda Henry at Woldumar - photo © Bill Warren The Woldumar Nature Center in Lansing, Michigan presents a bluegrass and folk jam once a month from September through May. They also host band performances.

  • Big Lick kicks off with Lonesome River Band

    Lonesome River Band at Big Lick Bluegrass Festival (4/18/24) - photo courtesy Big Lick Bluegrass Festival The 20th annual Big Lick Bluegrass Festival, located in central North Carolina near the small town of Oakboro, is underway. The three-day outdoor festival, one

  • 2024 Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge report

    Lorraine Jordan on stage at her 2024 Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge festival - photo © Bill Warren The second Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge festival was presented by Lorraine Jordan at the Kingsport, TN Meadowview Conference center. The MC duties

  • 2024 Seagrove Fiddlers’ Convention winners

    Maxton Byrd, recipient of the 2024 Alan Perdue Award at the Seagrove Fiddlers'Convention with the Perdue family - photo © G. Nicholas Hancock The 69th Annual Seagrove Fiddlers’ Convention returned Saturday night to the small pottery town in central North Carolina.