• Jim Duty passes

    Jim Duty, longtime Ohio fiddler and founder of the Open Highway band, died on January 22. He was 66 years of age. Born James S. Duty, Jr, Jim was always especially drawn to bluegrass Gospel music, and wrote many new songs

  • Hank – debut single from Laura Orshaw

    Dark Shadow Recording has dropped a premiere single for Laura Orshaw, fiddler with The Po' Ramblin' Boys. It's taken from her upcoming album, Solitary Diamond, where she not only fiddles, but displays her vocal prowess as well. For the single, they've

  • Harlan County – Natalie Tomlinson

    Natalie Tomlinson is a young fiddler from southeastern Kentucky. For the last few years she has performed as a member of Sunrise Ridge, and just recently joined the cast of the Hatfield McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN. Her

  • Ellie Hakanson to Missy Raines & Allegheny

    Highly decorated Nashville bassist Missy Raines has a big announcement today concerning her touring bluegrass group, Allegheny. Fiddler Ellie Hakanson, known to bluegrass fans from her five year tenure with Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, is moving from Oregon to Nashville to

  • Carson Peters talks about his time on The Voice

    This week seventeen-year-old singer and fiddler, Carson Peters, was eliminated from NBC’s The Voice during the Knockout round of the singing contest. In a phone interview, the Piney Flats, TN native reflected on his experience on the nationally televised talent

  • Arvil Freeman passes

    Bluegrass and old-time fiddle player Arvil Freeman passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday morning, October 21, 2021, at 89 years of age. He is known for his distinctively personal style, with a smooth and melodic long bow

  • Pikes Peak Breakdown from Andy Leftwich

    We all remember Andy Leftwich for his lengthy stint on fiddle with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder in the early 2000s. Or perhaps from his rich catalog of session work. Wherever we have heard him play, we surely didn't forget