• Photos from Norris Creek 2015

    This report and photos from the inaugural Norris Creek Pig Pickin' festival is a contribution from Laura Tate Ridge. When I am attending a Bluegrass festival, there aren’t many instances when I roll up to the gate to find the promoter

  • Rising Appalachia in Charlottesville

    Friday, June 19th  in Charlottesville, Virginia, the ornate walls of The Jefferson Theater resonated with the brilliant and exotic sounds of Rising Appalachia's distinct blend of folk, soul, and world music. The last classification is not nearly fitting enough to

  • Chantilly Farm 2015

    Most bluegrass fans know Floyd, Virginia for its prominence on the Crooked Road music trail, the weekly music shows held at the Floyd Country Store, and for one of the greatest places on earth to buy music, County Sales. However,

  • Larry Sparks is the man!

    Driving home yesterday from the Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest, I was struck by one overwhelming sentiment. What a joy it is to live in a world where Larry Sparks is a superstar. It may not be true everywhere, everytime - I'm sure

  • Friday at Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest

    No matter where you may live, it's always good news when a new bluegrass event launches, just as it feels like the loss of a friend when one closes down. Here in Bristol, Virginia this weekend, we're watching the first iteration