• Doc Watson Health Update

    Bluegrass and folk music icon Doc Watson is undergoing micro-surgery today at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. Doc is a beloved fixture of this music and his doctors feel his health is very good for his advanced age of 85.

  • Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

    Last Friday, June 13, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame held a ceremony inducting its charter members. The ceremony took place at the Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College, the home of Merlefest. The Hall of Fame

  • GrooveGrass 101 on iTunes

    Ten years ago a CD was released that was probably the very first mashup to feature bluegrass music (mashed with some groovy funk). The CD was GrooveGrass 101, produced by Scott Rouse. This week Warner Brothers released the CD on iTunes

  • Doc Watson profile in Washington Post

    Today's (1/27) edition of The Washington Post has a lengthy feature on flatpicking icon and folk music hero Doc Watson. The article by Post staffer Tim Warren in Greensboro, NC where he interviewed Doc before a concert with David Holt on

  • Doc meets Elvis

    Merlefest 2007 is over and the reports are that it was a spectacular festival. I've heard several people recount for me the highlights of this year's event. But my friend Scott Rouse, a Nashville based producer, had what must have

  • Ricky Skaggs takes home 12th Grammy

    The 49th annual Grammy Awards were presented last night, and a few of our own were honored with awards. The biggest bluegrass award of the night was given to Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder who took home the Grammy for Best

  • Scott Rouse featured in Frets Magazine

    I remember when I was in school at South Plains College studying bluegrass music and recording technology, a friend of mine came in one day with a CD and said "You've got to hear this!" It was a recording that

  • Grey Fox audio on FestivaLink

    The popular Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in NY is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year by joining forces with FestivaLink to make audio from this year's fest available for online purchase. These will be full-length recordings which can be purchased