• 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

  • MACC 2016 kickoff

    The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival kicked off on Wednesday, July 19th 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

  • Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

    Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to

  • Dave’s Dozen: The Best of 2015

    The good news for bluegrass fans last year: A lot of terrific music was released. So much, in fact, that it made picking my annual best-of list harder than usual. I eliminated bands that recorded songs I wrote because of

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