• Death & Taxes takes Vox Pop Poll award

    Canadian bluegrass/Americana trio Tiller's Folly have picked up a prestigious award in the 11th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll. Their song, Death & Taxes, placed first in the Social Cause category, with online votes tallied from more than 60,000

  • Cowan at the Down Home live online

    Now that John Cowan has signed up as the regular bass player with The Doobie Brothers, opportunities to catch his solo shops are rather limited. But tonight when the John Cowan Band performs at The Down Home in Johnson City,

  • The Dogs of Bluegrass

    With dog talk seemingly taking over the US Presidential race, it seems like a perfect time to highlight this clever piece of work from Zach White. Zach is a country/bluegrass musician currently studying commercial music at Belmont University, where he performs with

  • John Cowan Presents: I Believe To My Soul

    John Cowan is the latest Nashville music celebrity with a bluegrass connection to launch a recurring program on WSM radio. Mountain Heart also has a featured spot once a month. The debut edition of John Cowan Presents: I Believe To My

  • Go the Road – Tiller’s Folly

    It wasn't too many years ago that the concept of a “band" began to change from simplistic to more complicated definitions. In fact, at the turn of the last century, many individuals would have considered the act of two people

  • John Cowan to tour later this year

    John Cowan will be touring this Fall with an acoustic trio during a break in his schedule with The Doobie Brothers, to whom he had returned as a full time member in 2010. Most of us in the bluegrass world were

  • Leadbetter benefit photos

    Mike Kelly has posted a good many photos from this past Saturday's Phil Leadbetter benefit show at Dumplin' Valley in Kodak, TN. A number of top bluegrass acts donated their time to help raise money to cover some of the

  • Phil Leadbetter benefit this weekend

    This Saturday (6/4), friends and supporters of Phil Leadbetter will assemble at the Dumplin' Valley Farm in Kodak, TN to host a benefit concert. Phil received a diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in March of this year. He has since undergone a

  • Merlefest day 2

    Here's a day 2 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. The Creekside Stage is one of the smaller stages tucked away in a corner