• 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

  • Terry Baucom, at long last

    Terry Baucom... Bauc... the Duke of Drive, the Grand Poobah of bluegrass banjo, the honorary Mayor of the key of B. He's known by many names, but never as solo artist until last week's release of his debut album, In A

  • Cow with the Doobies

    We've mentioned a couple of times recently that newgrass pioneer John Cowan was touring on bass with The Doobie Brothers this summer, reprising a role he had originally held with the band in the mid-1990s. That tour is about halfway

  • John Cowan on Lonesome Pine RFD

    John Cowan will be the interview guest on Friday's (6/25) edition of Lonesome Pine RFD, airing on WFDU-FM from 9:00 a.m to noon (EDT). The Cow Man will call in from the road at 11:00; he is on the Doobie

  • Mountain Heart with John Cowan

    Mountain Heart was back in the studio yesterday, putting finishing touches on their upcoming EP project. As we have reported before, this project will find the buys showcasing their new, edgier, more rock-inflected sound - something they have been sliding

  • Johnny C back with The Doobie Brothers

    John Cowan has quite a history in and around bluegrass music. He first burst onto the scene in 1974 as the bass player with Newgrass Revival, with whom he toured and recorded until 1990. His soaring vocals became as much