• 2023 Highfalls Fiddlers’ Convention winners

    First place band, Passin' Thru (Rodney Haywood, CH Lineberry, Jim Damron, Dwayne Runyon) After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, the 85th annual Highfalls Fiddlers' Convention returned to the North Moore High School auditorium in Robbins, NC. Under the leadership of

  • Bluegrass Vacation – Robbie Fulks

    Bluegrass Vacation could be considered Robbie Fulks' return to his roots, both theoretically and in terms of practical purposes. Fulks' initial entry into singer/songwriter realms was preceded by a stint with Greg Cahill and his band, Special Consensus, but even

  • Dreams For Sale – Theo & Brenna

    There's nothing that compares to a sibling duo as far as harmony, symmetry, and common intent are concerned. In bluegrass, it's a tradition that dates back to the Stanley Brothers and the Louvin Brothers, and then extends forward, to bands

  • 2023 EMS Springfest weekend report

    Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys at the 2023 EMS Springfest - photo © Bill Warren Evans Media Source had a successful EMS Springfest this past weekend at the Florida Sands Music Ranch (formerly Sertoma Youth Ranch). The weather

  • Travelers Rest – Foreign Landers

    The Foreign Landers are a musical duo consisting of husband and wife, David and Tabitha Benedict. As evidenced in their first full length release, Travelers Rest, the pair are adept at playing, singing, and writing songs within multiple genres. All but one

  • Radioactive – Jason Barie

    Jason Barie's 2019 release, Pieces, was highly regarded by bluegrass fans for its all-star guests, along with material that was firmly rooted in traditional stylings. Barie's latest effort Radioactive successfully repeats that formula, but with an arguably stronger song selection than the previous project. The recording opens