• More from Rudy Fest 2015

    Volume Five opened Thursday at Rudy Fest 2015 to an appreciative crowd. Their set was washed out by rain last year, but sunshine held for this year’s! Wildfire followed providing some memories of time spent with J.D. Crowe. Danny Davis joined

  • Doyle & Quicksilver survive Europe

    We heard this morning from Rainer Zellner, the German bluegrass promoter who had Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in for a central European tour this month. He reports that the tour went well, and that he successfully deposited the band on a

  • Quicksilver tour report from Europe

    We got a report on Friday from Rainer Zellner, who is promoting this month's Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver tour in central Europe. He says that everyone arrived in good shape and that the tour is going well so far. "Everything started well with a sold

  • Doyle Lawson does Europe by train

    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are preparing for a European adventure, getting ready for a jam-packed 12 day tour of Central Europe. They will visit five countries in that time, traveling almost exclusively by train. This tour was arranged by Rainer Zellner, who has been

  • Don’t Give Up Your Day Job #2

    A Quiz ….. From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a particularly precarious job, even for the very, very talented. Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he

  • Thursday at Palatka 2015

    It was a sunny, bright, and chilly day to open 11th Palatka Bluegrass Festival on February 19th at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka, Florida. The bands played to a big and enthusiastic crowd. Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers opened

  • The School of Bluegrass is ‘In Session’

    Contrary to popular belief, East Tennessee State University and other centers of higher learning which feature academic courses in bluegrass music are not "The School of Bluegrass." That distinction undoubtedly belongs to hall of famer, Doyle Lawson, and his band, Quicksilver.