• On This day #14 – Joe Val

    On this day ….. On June 25, 1926, Joe Val was born. Joseph Valiante, shortened to Joe Val by Tex Logan, was a bluegrass music pioneer from New England. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he was a relative late-comer to country music, starting to

  • In which Tara journeys north to Joe Val

    This first-timer's overview of the 2013 Joe Val festival is a contribution from Tara Linhardt, noted mandolinist, instructor, filmmaker and Guinness World Record holder. Tara also took the many photos which accompany this piece. I decided to broaden my horizons and

  • Tell Tale Heart video from Cold Chocolate

    The Boston area’s prime bluegrass event, The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, is coming up in a few weeks and a lot of folks in the northeast are making preparations to attend. We'll have a correspondent/photographer there for the first time

  • Rounder Way Back Wednesdays

    Rounder Records has recently begun a weekly series of remembrances on their official blog from the early days of their 40 years in bluegrass, old time and roots music. They are calling the feature Way Back Wednesday, and post a new