• David Grindstaff – Here & Now

    ETSU didn't make much of a splash in the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament last week, but they have a real winner in David Grindstaff, a student in their Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program. His debut

  • Bluegrass at Denison University video

    We've posted twice recently about Ohio's Denison University, and their new academic focus on bluegrass within their music program. Beginning with the Fall '10 semester, students can complete their BA in music with a concentration in bluegrass. Bluegrass isn't new to

  • ACMA announces Kiser Scholarship at ETSU

    In recognition of East Tennessee State University now offering the first four year Bachelor's degree in bluegrass music, the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) has announced the launch of a new scholarship for ETSU students in the name of the

  • Denison University adds bluegrass concentration

    Denison University in Granville, Ohio (30 miles East of Columbus) is a private, residential liberal arts and sciences college, which has consistently ranked within the top 60 Best Colleges ranking by U.S. News and World Report for the last several years. Denison

  • Bluegrass at Harvard

    Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain - A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number

  • Jim Moratto to South Plains College

    South Plains College in Levelland, TX has announced that Jim Moratto has joined their bluegrass faculty as an Instructor in Commercial Music. South Plains offers an associate degree in the Commercial Music program, which includes a specialty in bluegrass music. Bluegrass

  • Raymond McLain interview in Bristol Herald

    The Bristol Herald Courier, which covers Bristol Tennessee and Virginia, plus the nearby cities of Johnson City and Jonesborough, TN, had a piece last Monday about the changing of the guard at East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass, Old Time &

  • Don Rigsby in 2010

    Don Rigsby will be starting off the new year with a new focus in his career. This award-winning singer and mandolinist had spent the past 8 years as the Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University

  • Bluegrass B.A. approved at ETSU

    When we last spoke with Raymond McLain about the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University, they were in the process of seeking full accreditation to offer a four year Bachelor of Arts degree. McLain