• Richard Greene photographer

    Richard Greene is well known as an innovative and influential fiddle player who first attained prominence with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1966. Alongside his musical life Greene has, starting as a young teenager, been obsessed with

  • Arthur Conner passes

    Arthur Conner, celebrated violin maker in southwestern Virginia, died yesterday at his home in Copper Hill, VA. He was 95 years of age. He was something of a folk hero in his part of the state, renowned for his beautiful fiddles

  • Carley Arrowood to Mountain Home Music

    Mountain Home Music Company has announced the signing of fiddler and vocalist Carley Arrowood to the label. This talented young artist has spent the past five years touring and recording with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and will be releasing her

  • Josh Greene to King James Boys

    South Carolina's King James Boys have announced a new member of their band. Josh Greene has joined the group on fiddle, and performed with the Boys for the first time last weekend at SPBGMA. Greene comes Monroe, NC but lives now

  • A conversation with John McEuen

    Jim Fondren, John McEuen, and Pamm Tucker As 2019 was wrapping up, I enjoyed a telephone conversation with one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the banjo player - and mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and if it has

  • It’s Michael Cleveland Day!

    Charlestown, IN, the hometown of celebrated bluegrass fiddler and bandleader, Michael Cleveland, has designated today (February 5, 2020) as Michael Cleveland Day. The honor was presented to him earlier today by Charlestown Mayor Treva Hodges, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Coomer, to recognize

  • Aynsley Plays Kenny returns tomorrow

    This past summer Aynsley Porchak, the super talented fiddler with Carolina Blue, came up with a great idea for a social media promotion. A devoted student of Kenny Baker, Porchak set out to record and post a video of her

  • Pieces – Jason Barie

    First… a bit of background… According to his website, Jason Barie grew up in Florida, picked up his first fiddle at the age of 10, took classical music lessons beginning in the fifth grade, learned to play bluegrass at a local music

  • Danielle Szabo – the last soul lives on

    Let me take you on a trip. A trip to Guthrie, to Byron Berline’s Double Stop Fiddle Shop, which burned February 23, 2019. The devastation hit the fiddle community with full force, much like an F5 tornado, leaving everything in