• 409 – Tom Mindte, Mason Via and Ben Somerville

    There’s always some degree of skepticism involved when you combine the talents of three seasoned musicians versed in different genres and spawned from different backgrounds. So credit Tom Mindte, Mason Via and Ben Somerville with finding common ground within a

  • Bluegrass First Class celebrates 25 years

    Bluegrass First Class celebrated its silver anniversary this past weekend in Asheville, NC. Promoter, Milton Harkey, was honored during Friday evening’s show. Kelly Epperson, general manager of WPAQ Radio in Mt. Airy, NC, conducted the presentation. “This is quite an evening,” Epperson

  • 2020 Florida Bluegrass Classic report

    Remedy Tree bundled up for the cold at the 2020 Florida Bluegrass Classic - photo © Bill Warren A cold front rolled across Florida on Thursday night, and Friday dawned with a chilly north wind. Florida Bluegrass Classic fans bundled up,

  • Wintergrass – Bluegrass Without Borders

    Wintergrass 2020 is off and running with workshops, shows, vendors, jamming and the like and all of the travelers seem to be claiming they brought the sun with them which is a rare winter occurrence in the Seattle area. As

  • Florida Bluegrass Classic 2020 gets underway

    Ernie and Debi Evans are busy promoters. They moved directly from the Palatka Bluegrass Festival to the Florida Bluegrass Classic, held at the Florida Classic Park in Brooksville. This festival has grown greatly since its inception and has become a

  • Walls of Time – Mike Block

    To refer to cello player Mike Block as simply a virtuoso would seem to sell him short. A composer, educator, vocalist, and indeed a musical pioneer, his talents can’t be contained by any single  genre. His work spans any number of

  • Mama’s Biscuits – Kirby Heard

    Kirby Heard may be best described as a dedicated troubadour, one who journeyed from the urban environs of the Midwest to a small southern town. It tempers her music with a down-home perspective that sources the essence of essential bluegrass

  • Palatka Bluegrass Festival – Spring 2020

    Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley at the Spring 2020 Palatka Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Ernie and Debi Evans are now the promoters of the Spring Palatka Bluegrass Festival held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka,