• Virginia Squires reunion in August

    A reunion of the influential 1980s bluegrass band, The Virginia Squires, has been scheduled for August 24 in Fredricksburg, VA. The all-day event, which will also include a golf outing, is a benefit for bluegrass veteran Mark Newton. We had reported

  • Life Goes On video from MACC

    Rural Rhythm has released a music video for the title track from Life Goes On, the second all-star recording from Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. The album captures live performances at the MACC festival between 2006 and 2011, where artists donate their

  • The Church Sisters

    Procrastination alert... this is a piece I've been meaning to write for weeks. Months even. You can mark this down as one of those "power of World of Bluegrass" stories, where it happened that I had to go to Nashville to

  • Life Goes On – Music from the MACC II

    We've written many times about the magnificent work done by Darrel and Phyllis Adkins at their annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival in Ohio. Top bluegrass acts make the trip each summer and perform at no charge, with proceeds from the

  • Mark Twain – Words & Music

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), was an American author and humorist better known by his pen-name Mark Twain. He is best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published in 1876) and its sequel Adventures

  • Graves Mountain Memories on Into The Blue

    This week's edition of Into The Blue, produced and voiced by award-winning broadcaster Terry Herd, will feature interviews with Carl Jackson and Mark Newton. They join Terry to discuss All Star Jam - Live At Grave's Mountain, recorded during the

  • Graves Mountain interviews

    Rural Rhythm has released another video in support of their new live album, All Star Jam, a multi-artist extravaganza recorded at the Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, VA this past summer. It includes performances from many of the artists

  • More great photos from IBMA

    In adition to the fine photos taken by our 2010 IBMA shooters (Russ Carson, Christy Reid and Roy Swann), we have found a number of other sites that have images posted. Cindy Baucom, who co-produced the Awards Show with Trisha Tubbs,