This report from Back 40 Bluegrass is the first of what we hope will be many contributions from Bryan Dietz. Back 40 Bluegrass Festival occurs twice a year, Memorial Day Weekend and the first weekend in August. Hosted by the Turnbull family,
Photos from Wayside
Laura Tate Ridge has sent along a nice set of photos from last weekend's Wayside Bluegrass Festival in Stuart, VA.
Eddie Biggerstaff recovering from surgery
James King Band bass player Eddie Biggerstaff will be taking a few weeks off the road this month. He is recovering from back surgery July 3, and should return to the band in a few weeks. Jason Moore will reprise his
Photos from Lil John’s festival
Laura Tate Ridge has sent along a large gallery of photos she took at last weekend's Lil John Mountain Music Festival in Snow Camp, NC.
More from Gettysburg – Saturday
Frank Baker has uploaded a big batch of photos from Saturday at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Looks like a full day of music.
They call him the Bluegrass Storyteller
My travels and adventures in bluegrass music have touched every thread of fabric in my life. At times this has been beautiful beyond comprehension. At other times, it's been a horrific nightmare - but I would trade none of it.
James King back home
James King has been released from the hospital and is back home under the watchful care of his wife, Julie. He had been hospitalized last week for treatment of Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis. While there, the doctors also found that King
James King update
A quick update to our post yesterday afternoon about James King being hospitalized to treat his Deep Vein Thrombosis. According to Julie King, James' wife, his condition is stabilizing, but there is no news yet about treatment or when he might be
James King hospitalized
We have learned that popular bluegrass singer and band leader, James King, has been hospitalized near his home in Danville, Virginia. He is suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis and awaiting a consult from a vascular surgeon before treatment is determined. His wife,
State Of Depression from Travers Chandler
"Bluegrass. Not that hybrid, genre bending acoustic music, but authentic, hard-edged bluegrass. Real songs of heartache, pain and tragedy..." That's how Travers Chandler & Avery County describe their music. Ouch - sounds pretty hard core! But they mean what they say, and