• Balsam Range thanks fans after #1

    Balsam Range was so thankful upon seeing their song, Something 'Bout That Suitcase, hit #1 on our Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay Chart last week that they decided to create a special video as a show of gratitude. They asked fans to

  • 10 years for Balsam Range

    Balsam Range performs at the Colonial Theater in Canton, NC (3/4/17) - photo by Wayne Ebinger Balsam Range, the first bluegrass group to rise to the top from Asheville's newly expansive music scene, celebrated a major milestone last weekend with a

  • Saturday at Christmas in the Smokies ’17

    Saturday at Christmas in the Smokies opened with several instrument workshops. Tommy Long and Morgan Moore led one for guitars. Ben Greene led one for banjo. Stanley Efaw led the fiddle workshop. Mark Templeton and Pocket Change led off the day

  • Mountain Voodoo – Balsam Range

    When Balsam Range came onto the scene in 2007, we all knew this Haywood County band would quickly become a major name in our beloved bluegrass world. It wasn’t because they were instrumental and vocal heavyweights—that’s common in our world;

  • Blue Collar Dreams video from Balsam Range

    Mountain Home Music has just released a music video from Balsam Range with a live, in-studio performance of one of the songs from their upcoming album, Mountain Voodoo. It's for Blue Collar Dreams, a hard-luck, hard-workin' song from Aaron Bibelhauser, sung as a duet

  • More photos from Nothin’ Fancy 2016

    Nothin’ Fancy had a perfect weather weekend for their 16th festival this past weekend. Remington Ryde opened Friday’s show to a “ready for some bluegrass music” crowd. They were followed by multi-IBMA award nominees, Flatt Lonesome. Then Little Roy Lewis and

  • Tim Surrett recovering at home

    Tim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some

  • Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

    Tim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina. He was taken to the emergency room after

  • Earthworks making waves in bluegrass

    For a great many musicians and studio folks, Earthworks microphones are known primarily for their reference and choral applications. Recognized for their remarkable sonic accuracy and lack of tonal colorization, these somewhat odd-looking microphones, with their long cylindrical shape and small,