• Russell Moore talks IIIrd Tyme Out

    During last week's World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to speak with several dozen top artists and songwriters about their careers and recent projects. One of those was Russell Moore, who talked about

  • Blake Johnson hospitalized

    Blake Johnson, bass player and harmony singer with IIIrd Tyme Out, is currently hospitalized at Duke University suffering from an unspecified viral illness. Edgar Loudermilk filled in at his previous position this past weekend with the band. At this point it is

  • IIIrd Tyme Out on Best of Bluegrass

    On August 30, 2014, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out stopped in Bob Mitchell’s studio. Russell and the band provided a dynamite 30 minute performance that you can hear on-line. Later in the day, they were the closing act for

  • Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

    Milan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but he also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble." Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range

  • More from Red White and Bluegrass ’14

     “You throw out a handful of acorns hoping one of them will take root and that’s one right there” said David Shirley, the lone barber of the Drexel Barbershop. Shirley was pointing at a young boy who had recently started

  • Red, White & Bluegrass 2014

    This early report from the 2014 edition of the Red, White & Bluegrass festival last week is a contribution from Jessica Boggs, an enthusiastic bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. Sweltering heat couldn't keep fans from coming out to the first day

  • Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 2014

    Sevier County is a unique spot in East Tennessee. The cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg - each well under 10,000 in population - exist almost solely as tourist destinations. Think of a beach town without the beach -