• Gospel Choices #1

    Here's another new feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Peter Thompson, host of Bluegrass Signal on KALW. The five I've chosen are all from the wonderful world of bluegrass,

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • Foundation for Bluegrass memorial grants

    The Foundation for Bluegrass Music has announced grants/scholarships totaling $10,000 to be awarded to encourage the artistic or business development of deserving young people. These awards will given to honor the memories of two bluegrass pioneers who passed away in 2011,

  • Hazel Dickens Award?

    The passing of Hazel Dickens on Friday (4/22) has already prompted much comment and praise, for her unique musical talent, and distinguishing her as a charming and gracious lady. Among the various thoughts expressed is the idea of her being swiftly

  • Hazel Dickens funeral arrangements

    Funeral services for Hazel Jane Dickens will be held on Tuesday (4/26) in Princeton, West Virginia. Arrangements are being made by the Seaver Funeral Home, 1507 North Walker Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24748. Details regarding visitation, the service and interment can

  • Hazel Dickens – An Appreciation

    Sometime soon, the powers that be at IBMA will sit down to determine who to add to the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Hazel Dickens’ name will come up. It always does. And the usual arguments will come up, too. They

  • Hazel Dickens passes

    Hazel Dickens, a musical pioneer who paved the way for female bluegrass artists like Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and Claire Lynch, died today at 75. Dickens had been in ill health throughout the winter and was not able to be on

  • Hazel Dickens Tribute

    More than a decade ago, bassist Todd Phillips walked into his first rehearsal for a reunion tour by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, and was caught by surprise. “I realized things I thought of as traditional or Carter Family were actually