• Welcome Camdyn Sparks

    Congratulations go out today to Duane Sparks, guitarist and vocalist with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, and MaKole Schaar who are celebrating the birth of a daughter yesterday. Camdyn Jean Sparks came in at 6 lbs, 6.5 oz, stretching out to 18

  • SOIMF makes donation to Dayton Honor Squad

    If you are the type who donates time and treasure to charitable causes, you know how habit-forming it can be. The feeling of satisfaction you get from assisting deserving and worthwhile endeavors is something that many folks cherish. Just so with

  • Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival 2016

    For over 5 decades, Southern Ohio has been a hotbed for bluegrass music, tracing back to the briarhoppers heading north for the industrial boom of the '50s and '60s. Supporting a family sometimes meant leaving your native mountains for the

  • Radio Ramblers making their mark

    In addition to his new position as Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins is the fearless leader of his own touring bluegrass band, The Radio Ramblers. Already an experienced stage pro when he launched the group in 2006, Mullins had

  • Joe Mullins is new IBMA Board Chair

    Today during the annual meeting of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins was elected as the new Board Chair. Joe had served previously as the Treasurer of the organization, after having been elected to represent the Artists/Composers/Publishers category by the

  • 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

  • Laura Mainer to Radio Ramblers

    Joe Mullins has announced today the addition of Laura Mainer to his Radio Ramblers team. Laura will handle tasks associated with booking representation and managing the band's office responsibilities from her home in East Tennessee. Mainer has both a bluegrass pedigree

  • Joe Mullins shares the love

    Joe Mullins had found a unique way to help promote Sacred Memories, his latest album with The Radio Ramblers for Rebel Records. Starting on Mothers Day, he launched a campaign called Shared The Link, Share The Love where he agreed to make

  • WGVU covers Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

    Bill Warren wasn't the only only covering the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Music Festival last week in Michigan. Public television station WGVU sent Patrick Center to cover the festivities for the station's Newsmakers program. Center spoke with Wes Pettinger, who promotes the festival, and several of

  • Joe Mullins delivers some Sacred Memories

    Take the crisp, clean instrumental licks that are a staple of Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, add in almost heavenly three- and four-part harmonies and – just in case all of that isn’t enough – dashes of Ricky Skaggs,