• Bill Emerson and DC fest on WAMU

    As we've mentioned before, Bill Emerson is set to be honored this Saturday with the very first Washington Monument Award from the DC Bluegrass Union during their first bluegrass festival on March 27. The award will be given annually to DC-area

  • Bill Emerson to get Washington Monument Award

    The DC Bluegrass Union is a strong and growing organization dedicated to promoting bluegrass music in the Washington, DC area, which includes the heavily populated Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland regions. They are hosting their first festival on March 27

  • Making bluegrass history in DC

    New bluegrass fans may not realize the impact that the Washington, DC area had on the history of our music, especially if they live far from the nation's capitol. In the 1970s and '80s a very active bluegrass scene had sprung

  • Bill Emerson debuts Southern on WAMU

    Banjo legend Bill Emerson will be in the studio on Tuesday morning (1/12) at 9:00 a.m. (EST) with Katy Daley on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. He'll be on to celebrate the release of his 6th solo CD, Southern, on Rural Rhythm

  • North Carolina Banjo Clinic

    Cindy Baucom sent along a number of photos from this past weekend's debut North Carolina Banjo Clinic in Burnsville, NC. She was in attendance with her husband, Terry Baucom, and sent us this report. "Terry was an instructor, along with Tom Adams,

  • A chat with Lynn Morris

    This afternoon, I had a lovely chat with Lynn Morris and Marshall Wilborn. Longtime bluegrass fans are well familiar with Lynn's many years as a performer, bandleader and friend to our music, and we all felt a great loss when

  • A chat with Lynn Morris

    This afternoon, I had a lovely chat with Lynn Morris and Marshall Wilborn. Longtime bluegrass fans are well familiar with Lynn's many years as a performer, bandleader and friend to our music, and we all felt a great loss when

  • John Miller to Sweet Dixie

    With Tom Adams making the move to Flamekeeper, we asked Bill Emerson who would be stepping in to play guitar with Sweet Dixie. And he tells us that guitarist John Miller is joining the group as of August 1. John was

  • NashCamp Banjo Retreat 2009

    Bill Evans sent a note last week with news of the 2009 NashCamp Banjo Retreat scheduled for October 16-18 just outside of Nashville. As always, they have a crackerjack staff of banjo instructors on tap, and Evans was especially pleased to

  • Cliff Waldron going under the knife

    Bluegrass balladeer Cliff Waldron is scheduled for kidney transplant surgery on Monday (4/27) near his home in Northern Virginia. His wife Nancy will be the donor. Cliff has been a fixture on the DC-area bluegrass scene since the late 1960s, and