• The ACMA announces a new musical gathering

    The Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) announced the creation of the Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising at a press conference in Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, last week. The new musical gathering, entitled ACMA’s Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising, for bluegrass, old time and Americana musicians

  • Don Rigsby to tour with Big Country Bluegrass

    As they note the departure of long-time fiddler Jeff Michael, Big Country Bluegrass is pleased to announce that Don Rigsby will be working selected shows with the band in his stead. Bluegrass fans primarily know Don as a mandolinist and lead/tenor

  • Johnny and Jeanette back together

    Among the many friends who stopped by the Bluegrass Today booth during last week's World of Bluegrass and Fan Fest in Nashville were Johnny and Jeanette Williams. This husband-and-wife team have been picking and singing for many years, sometimes together and other

  • Mountain Roads signs Johnny Williams

    Mountain Roads Recordings of Bristol, Tennessee, has announced the signing of Johnny Williams from Danville, Virginia. Williams is an award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has been named Virginia State Champion Male Vocalist and is an award winning songwriter, having

  • Last Day of Galax

    Johnny Williams released his most recent CD, Last Day of Galax, in August but we didn't get a copy until this week. It clearly shows why Johnny has earned his reputation as among the most expressive singers of traditional bluegrass