• Bluegrass benefit for Buck Green

    We have another grasser in need, for whom friends have organized a benefit concert to help defray medical bills, associated costs and lost income. Regular readers will recall seeing news of John "Buckwheat" Green suffering a heart attack back in November

  • The Gabeharts release new CD

    Jim and Valerie Gabehart have announced the release of their latest album, I was Raised in a Railroad Town.  The 12-track CD – there is a "bonus" track introducing daughter Amy Taylor doing one of her originals – includes four Gabehart

  • Bluegrass Country airs Lucketts show

    If you love bluegrass, and spend any time in the greater DC area, you probably are familiar with the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse, and the concert series that has been hosted there for the past 40 years. Now known as the

  • Good news from Buck Green

    John "Buckwheat" Green, who as we reported on Monday suffered a heart attack over the past weekend, went in for bypass surgery yesterday afternoon. Buck is the bass player with Jim & Valerie Gabehart, based in West Virginia. He is

  • Buck Green hospitalized

    John Green, bass player with Jim & Valerie Gabehart, is hospitalized in the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV after suffering a heart attack on Friday night. Green, who formerly played with Lonesome River Band, is known to friends

  • New single from Jim & Valerie Gabehart

    Jim & Valerie Gabehart have released a new single to radio in advance of their next CD. It's the title track, I Was Raised in a Railroad Town, written by fellow West Virginian Kevin Williamson of the Farmhands Quartet. Featured are regular band members Valerie

  • Festival of the Bluegrass 2013

    This report on the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is a contribution from Jim & Valerie Gabehart. Jim shared the review, and Valerie the photos. We have a great many additional photos to share taken by Estil Robertson. Look for

  • The Gabeharts take to Kickstarter

    Jim & Valerie Gabehart are the latest bluegrass act to utilize Kickstarter to help raise funds to record their next album, Loving Life and Each Other. They are hoping that fans and friends will assist by pledging a collective $2000 towards their

  • Brandon Shuping back to the Gabeharts

    Jim & Valerie Gabehart have welcomed mandolinist Brandon Shuping back to the band. He's been a regular, recurring member, and Jim tells us that it's either Brandon's 3rd or 4th tenure with the band over the past dozen or so years. In

  • Jim Gabehart elected Prosecutor

    We may not have actually elected a President of Bluegrass this week - though it was great fun pretending - but there is one election on Tuesday that saw a banjo player elevated to county office. Jim Gabehart, co-founder of Jim