• Utility infielder sought for Dollywood

    The good folks at Dollywood asked us to pass along that they are on the hunt for a utility player for the 2013 season, which runs from April 2013 to January 4, 2014. The successful applicant must play fiddle, and will be

  • Rachel Mayanovic to Monroeville

    No more boys club for Monroeville. The band has announced 23 year old Rachel Mayanovic as their new fiddler. Though new to performing professionally in the bluegrass world, Rachel, has been studying the music since she was a pre-teen. While being trained

  • 2013 Fiddler Hall of Fame inductees

    Four celebrated fiddlers were honored on February 6 with induction into the National Fiddlers Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa. The organization, based in Tulsa, has been in existence since 2008. In addition

  • Billy Joe Foster passes

    We have learned that Billy Joe Foster, noted Oklahoma picker, passed away today at 51 years of age. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Foster played fiddle with Bill Monroe, bass with Country Gazette, and several instruments with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. He was

  • On This Day # 7

    On this day in 1923 …… January 10, 1923, Curly Ray Cline was born. Had he lived, the extrovert Curly Ray Cline would have been 90 years old today. Born in Pike County, Kentucky, Cline was inspired to play the fiddle by hearing

  • Fiddler’s Grove is no more

    Sad news for fans and pickers in central North Carolina, as one of the oldest and most venerated contest festivals in the US is no more. The Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival, known colloquially as Fiddler's Grove, has handed out

  • Tim Laughlin to Big Country Bluegrass

    Big Country Bluegrass has announced veteran multi-instrumentalist Tim Laughlin as their newest member. Tim will play both fiddle and mandolin, and share in harmony vocals. The band had been using fill-ins since fiddler Jeff Michael departed in February of 2012 -

  • Becky Buller to Darin & Brooke

    Darin & Brooke Aldridge are bringing in one of bluegrass music's rare triple threats in Becky Buller, announced yesterday as the newest member of their band. In addition to her demonstrated skill as a fiddler and vocalist, Becky is a strong