• Doyle and Del play Palatka 2019

    The Del McCoury Band at the February 2019 Palatka Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Whenever Doyle Lawson and Del McCoury appear on the same day at a festival – well just wow! That was the case on Friday at

  • Photos from the February Palatka Bluegrass Festival

    The Gibson Brothers at the February 2019 Palatka Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren The 15th February Palatka Bluegrass Festival held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch has begun. Norman and Judy Adams have outdone themselves this weekend. John Holder has brought

  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Rick Lang

    When it comes to bluegrass Gospel, Rick Lang is one of very best songwriters in the genre. The latest proof can be found on Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout, a dozen songs “from the pen of Rick Lang” on Billy Blue Records.

  • Becky Buller Band Bluegrass Birthday Bash

    Not only can the Grammy-nominated songwriter put together a fine run of alliteration to name a special occasion, but she also really knows how to throw a party.  “Thank you so much to each and everyone one of you for coming

  • Huge turnout for Alan Perdue benefit concert

    Alan Perdue and Junior Sisk at Alan's benefit concert - photo by Sandy Hatley They came, they ate, they picked, they listened, they gave. Saturday night, over 1,000 people packed into Uwharrie Ridge School in Trinity, NC, to support Alan Perdue,

  • Reflections – Tony Rook Band

    Like many budding performers, Tony Rook acquired his appreciation for music early on. He was initially enticed after watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. He picked up his first guitar at age 12. His parents, who performed at their church’s

  • The Churchmen in Hernando, Florida

    The Churchmen perform at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando, Florida - photo © Bill Warren The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando, Florida has a monthly music series. This past Friday they hosted The Churchmen, who are beginning their 30th year

  • Circus No. 9 rocks downtown Roanoke

    Last Friday the young jamgrass quartet, Circus No. 9, spun into Roanoke, VA for a show at a small downtown venue. Since they had kindly invited me out to see them, I took them up on the offer, and thoroughly

  • The Next Eleven Miles – Michelle Canning

    Although it’s only her second album so far, The Next Eleven Miles demonstrates both an eloquence and experience that belies her lack of greater public awareness. A native of northwestern Massachusetts, Michelle Canning can claim the distinction of being the