• Sweet Dixie and InMotion

    In my own small brush with posterity, I once exchanged emails with Craig Newmark of Craig’s List back in 1997. I had run an ad on the San Francisco-based bulletin board system that read, “Free beer and Bluegrass in Fairfax this

  • Wally Hughes to Sweet Dixie

    Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie have a couple of news bits for this afternoon. First off, they are celebrating the official release of their latest CD, The Touch Of Time, on Rural Rhythm. It is now available wherever you might purchase

  • Sweet Dixie video hits

    Rural Rhythm has released a debut music video from The Touch of Time, the upcoming CD by Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, due January 31 on Rural Rhythm. It's a clever performance video with animation added for the song My Baby

  • July is Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month

    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation declaring July 2011 as Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month. It, and six others recognizing Virginia natives who have profoundly affected the development of bluegrass music, will be read from the stage during the Oak

  • 10 digital reissues from Pinecastle

    The resurrected Pinecastle Records has announced a digital re-release of ten classic albums originally found on the Webco label. Pinecastle had acquired Webco back in 1993, and these reissues involve both then-existing catalog items and subsequent anthologies. These include albums

  • Big day for Rural Rhythm

    Wow... lots of new releases to note for March 22. What is it about the end of March? Rural Rhythm Records has three projects that hit today. I'm sure that we will have more to say about each of them, but

  • Frank Solivan’s birthday bash

    Monday was Frank Solivan’s 34th birthday, but the crowd who spent it with him in a Rockville, MD, church hall got the present – two and a half hours of pickin’ and singin’ by an all-star lineup usually only seen

  • Bill Emerson on WFDU

    Banjo legend Bill Emerson is today's guest on Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU. He will join host Carol Beaugard at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Carol tells us that she will spend the 10:00 a.m. hour showcasing Bill's early recordings with The Country

  • Bill Emerson hospitalized

    We have learned that banjo legend Bill Emerson is being treated for pneumonia in a DC-area hospital. Doctors there expect to release him in the next few days, but not in time to make tomorrow's scheduled performance at the Denton