• Welcome Bo McKinnon!

    Keith McKinnon, banjo player with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and his wife, Whitney, are celebrating the birth of a daughter, Bo Harper McKinnon. She was born May 13, weighing in at 7lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. We are told that

  • Dustin Pyrtle to IIIrd Tyme Out

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have announced the newest member of the band, to start out the 2019 season. Dustin Pyrtle, who recently stepped down as guitarist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, will be the new bass player with 3TO.

  • Ole Smoky schedules free Summer Of Shine concerts

    One of the more unfortunate stereotypes associated with bluegrass music for years is the hillbilly moonshiner. From cartoons in the 1940s through much more recent advertising images, people became familiar with the barefoot hayseed carrying a jog of moonshine and

  • SamJam debuts in Piketon, Ohio

    This report is a contribution from C.J. Lewandowski, mandolinist and vocalist with the Po' Ramblin' Boys. He helped as MC for the SamJam 16 festival, and shares his experience there for the sake of our readers. As the festival Tee's stated, it

  • Big doin’s at Milan 2016

    Friday at the 2016 Milan Bluegrass Festival saw a brief rain shower in the morning, but the sun was shining brightly by the time the first band took the stage. The Crowe Brothers made their first appearance at Milan in

  • Thursday photos from MACC

    The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable