• Welcome to New York from Scott Vestal and Bluegrass 2022

    Pinecastle Records has released a second single from their upcoming celebration of instrumental bluegrass, Bluegrass 2022, featuring banjo master Scott Vestal with a cast of fellow super pickers. All recorded at Scott's Digital Underground Studio just outside of Nashville, this album continues

  • Bill Emerson memorial service

    The memorial service for Bill Emerson (William Hundley Emerson, Jr.) will take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Visitation will be held in the adjoining Chapel from

  • Bill Emerson passes

    Bluegrass Hall of Fame banjo player Bill Emerson passed away on August 21 from complications of pneumonia. He died surrounded by his family at 83 years of age. Surely one of the most consequential banjo players of the 20th century, Bill

  • Changes in Sweet Dixie

    Chris Stifel, guitarist with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, has left the band to pursue other options. His spot has been filled by Maryland musician Tom Adams. "I’d love to offer up a colorful story, but the reality is I’m just