• Charles Haney passes

    Charles Haney, a noted bluegrass promoter in the 1960s, died on Sunday, July 24. He had been ill for some time and was 85 years of age when he passed. Charles was the brother of Carlton Haney, who worked as an

  • Bluegrass returning to Camp Springs?

    Bluegrass fans of a certain age will quickly smile and nod at the mention of Camp Springs. It's the name of the site in North Carolina where Carlton Haney settled his bluegrass festivals after hosting them for four years in Virginia during the

  • A visit with Charles Haney

    This recollection of a visit with Charles Haney is a contribution from Becky Johnson, as are the accompanying photographs. Charles and his brother, Carlton, revolutionized the way bluegrass music is consumed in this country when they hosted the first multi-day bluegrass

  • Fincastle festival to be remembered at WOB

    Enthusiasts of bluegrass music history will have an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Fincastle multi-day bluegrass festival at a commemorative event at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, on Saturday, October 3. Featured will be video clips

  • Bluegrass festival audio from 1969 online

    For years, the indefatigable Fred Robbins has been posting and maintaining an online archive of bluegrass memorabilia, in the form of photographs, video and audio files. His particular specialty is the early history of bluegrass festivals, from the late 1960s

  • Foundation for Bluegrass memorial grants

    The Foundation for Bluegrass Music has announced grants/scholarships totaling $10,000 to be awarded to encourage the artistic or business development of deserving young people. These awards will given to honor the memories of two bluegrass pioneers who passed away in 2011,

  • Carlton Haney – a bluegrass life

    Carlton L Haney, one of the most colorful, larger-than-life characters in a bluegrass world full of strong personalities, passed away on March 16 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 82 and he had suffered a stroke earlier in the month. Born

  • Carlton Haney was my friend

    These comments from Becky Johnson came too late to be included in our Carlton Haney memorial, published yesterday. Becky is a longtime bluegrass photographer, whose collection of photos, Inside Bluegrass, 20 Years of Bluegrass Photography, was published in 1998.  She