• Good Friends, Good Times from Haley Stiltner

    Since its founding in 1982 by Jack Tottle, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) has helped to further the careers of many of today’s prominent bluegrass and country musicians, including Adam Steffey,

  • ETSU Pride Band for 2011-12

    The Bluegrass Pride Band, the elite performing group of the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at the East Tennessee State University, made their debut performance for the 2011-2012 academic year on Friday (8/26) in Kingsport, TN. The school offers

  • The Facebook Song at Galax

    John Goad is a student at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, working on a dual major in History and Bluegrass Music. He will also be one of our correspondents and reviewers when we relaunch the site in September. While

  • Sendai Bluegrass Festival report

    Sab Watanabe and Shyotaro Tsuchiya collaborated on this report on the Sendai Bluegrass Festival in Japan, held July 30. It has been edited from their original for clarity of translation. The Sendai Bluegrass Festival was held in Motokajicho-Park, Sendai-City, Miyagi-Prefecture on

  • ETSU bluegrass program video

    We've posted many times about the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country music program at East Tennessee State University, where serious students of the music can now obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree - in playing banjos and fiddles! The program is

  • Bouncing bass players

    A couple of popular North Carolina bands have brought on new bass players this past few days. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have announced that Eddie Biggerstaff will handle the low end for them on the road. Eddie spent several years

  • Roy Webb honored by ACMA

    On February 26, the 15th Annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute Concert was held in Bristol, TN at the historic Paramount Theater. The show is produced each year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association to raise money to fund their Benny

  • Brandon Green to ETSU

    Back in July, we posted about the job being advertised for a Bluegrass Lecturer at East Tennessee State University. The full time (9 month) position has been filled, with the post going to Brandon Green of Sophia, WV. Brandon has performed

  • Stolen Instrument Recovered

    We're always glad to do what we can to help get the word out concerning stolen instruments, but saddened that a player has been parted from a beloved axe. That's why we're even happier to report when a stolen instrument

  • ETSU seeks Bluegrass Lecturer

    East Tennessee State University is currently taking applications for a position within the bluegrass department. The job is described as "Bluegrass Lecturer," while a quick review of the job description will reveal that lecturing on the history and theory of bluegrass