• Larry Sparks at the Kentuckians of Michigan

    The Kentuckians of Michigan have a long history of providing top notch bluegrass during the cold winter months in southeast Michigan. This past Friday was no exception. Larry Sparks brought the Lonesome Ramblers to the Kentuckians stage. He played to a

  • 2019 Barcelona Bluegrass Camp report

    This report is a contribution from Lluis Gomez, noted Spanish banjo player and teacher. Many thanks to Lluis for his work spreading bluegrass in Europe. The 4th Barcelona Bluegrass Camp was held this past February 22-23, 2019, in Barcelona. It is

  • Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival report

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival - photo by Kimberly Williams Joe Mullins and his family have put together a festival series that has become the benchmark for bluegrass music shows. This past weekend

  • Carolina Red, Vintage 1978 – Red Wine

    Hearing Carolina Red for the first time provides no hint whatsoever that the band that recorded it it, Red Wine, hails from any environs other than the United States. Indeed, the influences are so firmly imbued in solid bluegrass terrain

  • Deanie Richardson makes hard sound easy

    If Deanie Richardson ever moves on from Sister Sadie or the Likely Culprits and needs a job, her new solo CD on Pinecastle, Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard, will be the perfect resume. Richardson masterfully moves through original material, well

  • Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival 2019

    This report from the 2019 Withlacoochee festival comes from Nancy Jordan, Marketing Manager at Tin Roof Shack Productions in Florida. It was an exciting festival once again at the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival in Dunnellon, FL, presented by Tin Roof Shack Productions.

  • Along the Track – Steel and Wood

    Steel & Wood make no apologies for the fact that they tap the tradition as far as their music is concerned. The only misnomer lies in the fact that the name of their new album — Along The Track is subtitled

  • Big doin’s at Sertoma Youth Ranch ’19

    A rendition of the Star Spangled Banner opens the show at Sertoma Youth Ranch - photo © Bill Warren The Sertoma Youth Ranch is nestled in a grove of live oaks providing an idyllic setting for a bluegrass festival. Bright sunshine