• Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

    Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather

  • Compass releases quartet of MCR compliations

    Compass Records has just released four digital albums of music recorded during the 2012 season of Music City Roots, a Nashville-based radio and television program airing each Wednesday evening from The Loveless Barn. Each of the four is titled based on loose stylistic

  • Doyle at the Galax Ruritan Club

    We posted on Monday that Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver had brought Dustin Pyrtle on board to sing and play guitar. Yesterday Judith Burnette, who hosts the Blue Ridge Backroads show on WBRF radio, sent along these photos of Dustin's first

  • Dustin Pyrtle to Quicksilver

    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are among the unstoppable objects in the music world, recording and touring now in their 34th year. Together since Doyle Lawson stepped away from The Country Gentlemen in 1979, the band has seen dozens of personnel

  • Doyle Lawson at ETSU

    There are not many music genres in which fans are able to consistently interact with their heroes face-to-face, and even less where stars and legends will willingly sit down and talk or play music with fans. Thankfully, bluegrass is one

  • Jamie Dailey – best-selling author?

    One of the greatest challenges touring artists face is managing down time. The few hours of excitement visible to audiences at each show is tempered by many more hours riding, driving or flying to get there, and not everyone can

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I