• Tennessee Moon – Mark Whitt

    Ohio native Mark Whitt specializes in the sounds of traditional bluegrass music. It's reflected in all of his studio projects, especially his latest, Tennessee Moon. Though all the material on Tennessee Moon utilizes full band arrangements, there are only three musicians

  • Old Crow Medicine Show in Grand Rapids

    Old Crow Medicine Show at Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, MI - photo © Bryan Bolea Old Crow Medicine Show high-stepped their way into Meijer Gardens' amphitheater from stage left and quickly let the sold out crowd know it was time

  • Cosmic Banjo – Michael Johnathon

    As anyone even vaguely familiar with the instrument will tell you, the banjo had its origins in Africa long before it became synonymous with bluegrass and other forms of folk music. Nevertheless, the indelible imprint it's made on esoteric American

  • 50th Charlotte Bluegrass Festival underway

    The Kody Norris Show at the 2022 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 50th year at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan. Wes Pettinger took over promoting the festival several years

  • Somewhere Beyond – Breaking Grass

    With a 14 year history that’s found them releasing six well-received recordings, Breaking Grass — currently consisting of Jody Elmore (banjo, harmony vocals), Cody Farrar (guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals), Britt Sheffield (bass, harmony vocals), Tyler Wrote (fiddle), and Zach

  • California Report: CBA Music Camp Transitions

    Mike Compton leads a mandolin workshop at the 2022 CBA Music Camp The California Bluegrass Association Music Camp that immediately proceeds the Fathers Day Festival calls Wednesday transition day, which is a very applicable theme for life and this short column.