• 2014 FreshGrass Awards

    The 2014 FreshGrass festival, held on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, will again host their FreshGrass Awards during the weekend of September 18-21. Cash awards and free recording time will be offered in three categories:

  • Body and Soul video from the Scene

    Smithsonian Folkways has released a new music video from the recent Seldom Scene album, Long Time.  It's set in the studio as they cover their own version of With Body and Soul, a song contained on the very first Seldom

  • On This Day #27 – Delia Bell

    On This Day …. On 16 April circa 1938, Delia Bell (nee Delia Nowell) was born in Bonham, Texas. As a child Bell relocated to Hugo, Oklahoma, and, inspired by the bluegrass music of the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, she began

  • The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock

    Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and

  • MOB rules at Telluride

    The main stage of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival has felt the tapping toes of many a legend over the last 40 years. From late greats such as Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Doc Watson, to the talents of today who

  • A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

    It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the

  • Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

    An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike's influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely

  • Luxury Liner from Carrie Hassler

    Rural Rhythm has dropped a debut single from Carrie Hassler's next album, The Distance. The song is Luxury Liner, a country/rock classic from Gram Parsons that was famously covered by Emmylou Harris in 1977. It was the title track of a