• Bonny Beverley passes

    Bluegrass fiddler Bonny Beverley passed away yesterday (11/23/23) at his home on Lynchburg, VA. He was 80 years of age. Born Bonnie Ross Beverley on May 19, 1943 in Amherst, VA, the nickname "Bonny" was how he was most widely known. His

  • County Sales to reissue Kenny Baker Country LP

    County Sales, the long running recorded music retail outlet in Floyd, VA, has arranged with Rebel Records to reissue the classic 1972 album, Kenny Baker Country, on high resolution vinyl LP. Originally released on County Records, the album has been carefully

  • Ella Jordan to Cane Mill Road

    Liam Purcell has announced a change in his touring group, Cane Mill Road, involving a fiddle swap at the end of this year. Sam Stage is heading out and Ella Jordan heading in. Purcell launched this group while he was still

  • The Toolbox from Jason Barie

    Billy Blue Records has a new single from fiddlin' Jason Barie, also known on his recorded projects as The Ramblin' Fiddler. We see him mostly these days performing with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, but Jason is a recording

  • Happy 90th birthday to Bobby Hicks

    Today (July 21), bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Bobby Hicks turns 90 years old. Last night, a birthday bash/jam was held in his honor at Zuma Coffee & Provisions in Marshall, NC, near his western North Carolina home. An overflowing crowd which

  • Enough drops for Mei Lin Heirendt

    Nobody supports young artists like bluegrass music, and no one in bluegrass encourages young talent like the California Bluegrass Association. To wit, charming and accomplished young fiddler, singer, and songwriter Mei Lin Heirendt, who at 17 years of age, releases her

  • Brittany Haas to Punch Brothers

    Punch Brothers has been an astoundingly resilient group since their founding in 2006. Original bassist Greg Garrison left two years later, replaced by then 22 year old wunderkind, Paul Kowert, but the other founding members - Chris Thile on mandolin,