• Your Old Standby – Scott Brannon

    Those who have listened regularly to the Ray Davis show or are familiar with some of the Plum Pitiful recordings that have been released down through the years will be familiar with the name Scott Brannon, a regular in Davis’s

  • Bluegrass at The Kennedy Center

    Josh Kohn with the National Council for the Traditional Arts reminded us about a show tonight (10/12) by Linda Lay & Springfield Exit at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Linda has been a fixture on the bluegrass scene for many

  • David McLaughlin benefit update

    Claire Lynch tells us that she has received over $5,300 is donations to defray the cost of David McLaughin's new hearing aid, well on the way to reaching the goal of $7,000. We reported last week on how David lost his

  • Seneca Rocks! recording continues

    We posted last year about the formation of Seneca Rocks!, a new part-time bluegrass band made up of prominent veteran performers. The group include Dudley Connell on guitar, Tom Adams on banjo, David McLaughlin on mandolin, Sally Love on

  • New CD from Sammy Shelor and Linda Lay

    The newest release in the Crooked Road series from the Virginia Folklife program is just out. It is by Linda Lay, Sammy Shelor & Crooked Run, and entitled Taking The Crooked Road Home. Linda Lay grew up in Bristol, VA singing

  • Seneca Rocks! in the studio

    Updated 6/16, 7:00 a.m. The recent history of bluegrass music has seen the occasion of a number of "part time" bands, made up of members of other full time touring acts. Perhaps the most prominent was The Bluegrass Album Band,