• Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band

    Pressing play on the debut album from the Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band is like taking a time machine to the 1950s. This four-piece group, based in the Tri-Cities region of East Tennessee, is writing and playing tunes straight out

  • Blue Yodel #51 – Bluegrass Bluesman

    I spent yesterday with Josh Graves by reading Bluegrass Bluesman: Josh Graves A Memoir, a collection of transcribed interviews given in the '90s by the resonator guitar master. Expertly edited by Fred Bartenstein with help from a lot of good folks,

  • Flatt & Scruggs show poster

    The passing of Earl Scruggs has brought a great many emotions to the fore, along with some wonderful memories from those who knew him, and those who have enjoyed his music over the years. We've been fortunate to be able to

  • Sierra live on WSVS

    Sierra Hull & Highway 111 will be performing live on WSVS radio from Crewe, VA on Saturday afternoon (3/31) at 1:30 p.m. (EDT. Ms. Hull and the boys have a sold-out show later in the evening in nearby Kenbridge, and will

  • Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Band live online

    What are you doing for Earl Scruggs' birthday on Friday? Earl turns 88 on January 6, and banjo players worldwide will bow towards Flint Hill, NC to pay homage to the man who brought 3 finger, bluegrass-style banjo to the forefront

  • Jody Rainwater remembered

    Legendary bass player Jody Rainwater passed away in his sleep on the evening of Saturday, December 24, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  He was 92 years old. Rainwater, aka Charles Edward ‘Chuck’ Johnson, spent two years in the early 1950s working

  • On This Day #3

    On this day in 1950 ..... On November 21, 1950, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their first recording session for Columbia Records. During an afternoon session at The Tulane Hotel (Castle Studio) Nashville, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - assisted by