• Barry Bales, farmer, makes the news

    If you've been following news about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses, you will have heard that livestock ranchers and dairy farmers are experiencing some major problems. These small, often family-run, operations had been geared up to produce pork,

  • Grassers score big win at the ACMs

    While Chris Stapleton, former guitarist and lead singer for The Steeldrivers, continued his march through the country music institutions last night in Las Vegas, his dominance at the Academy of Country Music awards last night also included spots for several of

  • The Earls of Leicester, New Bluegrass Royalty

    If you stumbled here through a Google search for information about British bluebloods, you landed in the wrong place. But if you’re looking for bluegrass royalty, here it is. Musically, the Earls of Leicester, some of the best pickers of this

  • Earls of Leicester in September

    Jerry Douglas' next project is something of a departure for him. Typically a decidedly forward-loooking artist focused on new music, the Dobro master is turning his gaze back to the 1950s for The Earls of Leicester, a Flatt & Scruggs tribute

  • Cardboard In Her Shoes – Dave Yates

    Dave Yates' 4-song EP, Cardboard In Her Shoes, has got East Tennessee written all over it. Of course Yates himself is on the faculty in the East Tennessee State University's bluegrass music program, and has plied his trade as a singer, songwriter

  • Debut single from Dave Yates

    Dave Yates is a well-known bluegrass figure in East Tennessee. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the bluegrass program at ETSU since 1999, and is a recognized performer from Bristol to Johnson City to Asheville, NC and beyond.