• Eric Ellis to record

    Back in the fall of 2007 we told you about the Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences concentration being offered at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. At the time we reported that former Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass

  • Bobby Hicks at Berklee

    Fiddle master Bobby Hicks spent some time at the Berklee College of Music in Boston earlier this month, just prior to the Joe Val Festival. Berklee professor (and banjo instructor) Dave Hollender sent along a brief report on the master

  • FiddleStar Camps for 2009

    Megan Lynch sent along details about her two 2009 FiddleStar instructional camps, held in Ridge Top, TN - just north of Nashville. The adult camp is scheduled for April 30-May 9 and, in addition to Megan, will feature legendary fiddler Bobby

  • Kruger Brothers go grassy

    The Kruger Brothers have been a fixture on the folk and Americana circuit for the past ten years - since they moved to the US from their native Switzerland in 1997. Jens Kruger in particular has established himself as one of

  • Bobby Hicks 75th – a Real Surprise

    We heard over the weekend from reader Linda Wright, who runs the LocalGrass.com web site in Kingsport, TN. She sent along a report on the surprise birthday bash for Bobby Hicks which Brance had posted about earlier this month. "I read

  • Bobby Hicks Surprise 75

    Bobby Hicks has been a fixture in the world of bluegrass and swing fiddle playing for quite some time. I wouldn't have guessed that he was approaching his 75th birthday though! Next Sunday, July 20, 2008, a surprise party will be

  • Bobby Hicks recovering nicely

    We posted back in April that fiddle master Bobby Hicks had broken the ring finger of his left hand, and had undergone surgery to repair the damage. Imagining how devastating such an injury could be to a musician, we were delighted

  • Scholarships for Transatlantic Bluegrass

    The Transatlantic Bluegrass School, scheduled for May 7-11, 2008 in the Welsh town of Pembrokeshire, has announced the formation of a  scholarship program for young students, aged 16-25, based on financial need. The scholarship awards will cover the full tuition costs,