• OIBF 2013 in Guthrie

    Guthrie, Oklahoma’s 17th annual International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) brought together music fans from across the United States to hear performers from around the world. Kathy Mattea, whose last record recalls her West Virginia roots, closed out the three-day festival on

  • Marcus Mumford with the McCourys

    Bluegrass fans were able to experience some of the best traditional and not-so-traditional music September 6th & 7th as Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road tour stopped in Guthrie, OK. While most casual music fans were excited to see

  • 2013 Fiddler Hall of Fame inductees

    Four celebrated fiddlers were honored on February 6 with induction into the National Fiddlers Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa. The organization, based in Tulsa, has been in existence since 2008. In addition

  • 2012 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival

    This report (and photos) from the 2012 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival is a contribution from Tom Dunning, a music fan from Edmond, OK. A former newspaper photographer and University of Oklahoma journalism graduate, he enjoys photographing music events in Oklahoma when he is

  • Chris Duffy passes

    The Australian bluegrass community is mourning the loss of Chris Duffy, a lifelong impresario of the music down under, who died earlier this week. Starting in the 1970s, Duffy was an active performer and recording artist, supporting country acts as an

  • Byron Berline storms back

    Celebrated fiddler Byron Berline has been more visible of late with his violin shop than he has as a touring and recording artist. But that is about to change. A pair of new projects are expected this year that will warm

  • Old Brooklyn from Andy Statman

    Andy Statman has been something of an enigma to the bluegrass world for the past 40 years. Clearly a master mandolinist with a demonstrated facility in the bluegrass idiom, he was even as a teenager drawn to incorporating elements of

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #39

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information