• Lecturer position open at ETSU Bluegrass/Old Time

    East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, is seeking a Lecturer in Old Time music for the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program in their Department of Appalachian Studies. The program has earned international acclaim for preparing young people

  • ETSU instructor Greg Fields suffers a stroke

    Greg Fields, a popular instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, and Country music program at East Tennessee State University, apparently suffered a stroke on December 27. According to his wife, Mary Anne, he was taken from home to the ER

  • Brandywine Friends donate festival audio to ETSU

    The Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, who have hosted the annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival since 1972, have recently donated their entire collection of audio recordings to the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee

  • Rick Lang scholarship endowed at ETSU

    Noted bluegrass songwriter Rick Lang, and his wife, Wendy, have endowed a scholarship for students in the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University who have an interest in songwriting. Their gift will allow for

  • ETSU honors Jack Tottle and Tim White

    2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, & Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University. To celebrate the occasion, the program is holding its first awards dinner this evening at the Millennium Center in Johnson City,

  • Saga donates guitars to ETSU Bluegrass students

    Reecently, the folks at Saga Musical Instruments and an anonymous local donor arranged for a pair of Blueridge guitars to be given to students enrolled in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University. Students

  • Twin Fiddling from the ETSU Pride Band

    The fall semester is drawing to a close for college students all over the US, and for those in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program, that means it's time for final performances. To remind everyone in east

  • Sam Jocelyn’s Ghost from ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

    Halloween has definitely become a highly-commercialized holiday in most of the United States. Displays of lights and spooky characters grace most neighborhoods, and cards, party supplies, and orange-and-black yummies are in prominent places at most grocery stores. But where are the