• 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

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville – May 2013

    In addition to a reunion show next February at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, the original members of the fabled Bluegrass Album Band are set to reassemble again in May during the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival in Sevierville, TN. These shows coincide

  • The Essential Christmas Playlist

    I’m sure by now the fruitcake is on the table and you have a bookmark on Luke 2, but if you need a little bluegrass to get you in the Christmas spirit, here are some Christmas classics that are sure

  • Help Is On The Way from Doyle Lawson

    Doyle Lawson has chosen a winner in his favorite song contest held last week in honor of International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day (December 12). He asked fans to suggest their favorite Quicksilver song, a winner was picked from the many entries on

  • Christmas In The Smokies, Bluegrass Style

    This past weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road hosted the Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Although hosted and promoted by the Larkin family for many years, this was the

  • Grand Marshall Doyle

    Following on the heels of his percussion thunderation earlier this week, Doyle Lawson found himself in a ceremonial role last night, serving as the Grand Marshall for the 31st Annual Bristol Christmas Parade. He waved and smiled like a real parade pro as