• Bluegrass Bluesman earns major award

    Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, the autobiography of Josh Graves (edited by Fred Bartenstein) has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Since 1991, the ARSC has sought to preserve and study historical sound recordings of,

  • Celebrate Josh Graves’ birthday at IBMA

    Thursday, September 27 is the 85th anniversary of Josh Graves's birth in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, TN. To mark the occasion the University of Illinois Press is hosting a birthday party, launching their new book about Graves - Bluegrass Bluesman:

  • Bluegrass festival audio from 1969

    For years, the indefatigable Fred Robbins has been posting and maintaining an online archive of bluegrass memorabilia, in the form of photographs, video and audio files. His particular specialty is the early history of bluegrass festivals, from the late 1960s

  • Carlton Haney – a bluegrass life

    Richard Thomspon has prepared this brief biography of Carlton Haney. Its publication has been delayed awaiting some of the personal tributes that are included, and a spot of poor health on Richard's part. Carlton L Haney, one of the most colorful,

  • Carlton Haney passes

    We just received word from Fred Bartenstein that bluegrass manager and festival pioneer Carlton Haney died this afternoon at 2:15 p.m. (EDT). Sad news indeed for the bluegrass world. As we had reported last week, Carlton was hospitalized in early March