• Bobby Hicks to receive NC Heritage Award

    The recipients of the North Carolina Heritage Award for 2014 have been announced, and legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks is among the honorees. A native of Newton, NC, Bobby started on the fiddle as a young boy, and won his first fiddle competition

  • Celebrate the big 8-0 with Bobby Hicks

    Bobby Hicks is coming up on a major milestone. On July 21, the iconic fiddler will turn 80 years old, and is inviting family, friends and fans to join him for a celebratory concert that afternoon in Marshall, NC. Hicks started

  • MOB scene at Festival of the Bluegrass

    Here is a gallery of images that Lexington, KY photographer Estill Robinson shot during this past weekend's Festival of the Bluegrass. This first batch captures Masters Of Bluegrass on stage, a supergroup that includes Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe,

  • Festival of the Bluegrass 2013

    This report on the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is a contribution from Jim & Valerie Gabehart. Jim shared the review, and Valerie the photos. We have a great many additional photos to share taken by Estil Robertson. Look for

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

    Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I

  • The MOB claims its first victims

    "The MOB is on its way!” is what Don Rigsby of the Rambling Rooks had promised when they left the stage. He was talking to an excited crowd of onlookers at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville – May 2013

    In addition to a reunion show next February at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, the original members of the fabled Bluegrass Album Band are set to reassemble again in May during the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival in Sevierville, TN. These shows coincide