• Kara Kiker to Full Assurance

    Kindred Records bluegrass Gospel group Kevin Carter and The Full Assurance Band welcomes new addition 16 year old fiddle player Kara Kiker. Kiker, who will assume the duties as fiddle player and harmony singer for the North Carolina based band, actually

  • Roger Smith passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Roger Smith of Milton, Indiana passed away Wednesday, May 22 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was 86 years old. Born in Amelia, VA July 11, 1926, Roger grew up in North Carolina and started learning guitar, and later

  • Coda Mountain Academy adds bluegrass

    Another successful infiltration for bluegrass music... We heard recently from Brandon Green, lecturer and band director in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program, about a music camp in West Virginia where he teaches. It's called the Coda Mountain

  • Grand Masters to remain in Nashville

    For the past 7 years, the venerable Grand Masters Fiddler Championship has been held in Nashville during the IBMA World of Bluegrass week in late September. It had been hosted at the Opryland theme park from 1972 until it was left

  • Jim VanCleve medical fund established

    We had posted previously about Mountain Heart fiddler and Nashville producer/session player Jim VanCleve, and his recent battle with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Friends and colleagues in Music City have set up a fund to assist Jim and his family with

  • Tex Logan released from hospital

    Good news from fiddle legend, Tex Logan. After having been hospitalized late last week in hypertensive crisis, Tex has been released into a rehab facility for what is expected to be a short stay for occupational and physical therapy before returning

  • Tex Logan back in the hospital

    Legendary bluegrass fiddler Tex Logan was hospitalized over the weekend, diagnosed with an emergency hypertensive crisis. He is 85 years of age, and being tended at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Tex, who worked in the 1950s with Bill Monroe and

  • Big Sciota from Jaywalkers

    Jaywalkers is an interesting and eclectic English string band from southeast of Liverpool who have developed quite a reputation among fans of modern acoustic music in the UK. They have a pair of albums, Early For A Thursday and 16