• Opry bluegrass weekend

    Once again, The Grand Ole Opry has some bluegrass to offer in this weekend's broadcasts. Friday night's Opry (6/13) will feature performances from Mountain Heart, The Whites and Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press while Saturday (6/14) night has 3 Fox

  • Chocolate Drops on WDVX

    If you've not heard The Carolina Chocolate Drops, the young black string band specializing in the piedmont style of old time music, check them out today (3/17) on WDVX's Blue Plate Special. The show airs at noon (ET) on WDVX, broadcasting

  • Folk Alliance Award winners

    The Third Annual Folk Alliance Awards were presented during the 20th Annual Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN, on Wednesday evening, February 20, 2008. We have already mentioned the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Mavis Staples Tommy Jarrell Rounder Records Other winners that may be of

  • Otis Taylor – Recapturing The Banjo

    Students and fans of bluegrass and old time music, and a great many people with an interest in American folk music, know of the African roots of our beloved banjo. Academics and ethnomusicologists have written extensively on the topic, but