• John Miller moves on

    John Miller, who has most recently been playing mandolin and singing tenor with Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, tells us that he is leaving the group. No word yet about a replacement. John says that his future plans are in flux,

  • Junior Sisk on WBRF

    Junior Sisk will be co-hosting with Judith Burnette on WBRF this Saturday evening (3/7) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST). He will be helping Judith select the music, and tells us that listeners can expect a solid dose of the traditional bluegrass that floats his

  • John Miller joins Ramblers Choice

    Not long ago we reported that Chris Harris had left Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, and that Junior was in search of a new mandolin player. Junior has just announced that John Miller will be joining the band in that capacity.

  • Junior Sisk seeking mandolin player

    Junior Sisk has announced that mandolin player Chris Harris will be leaving Rambler's Choice in January and a replacement is being sought. Junior is specifically looking for someone with a strong traditional bent, who can both play mandolin and sing tenor.

  • Tuesday night random

    Tuesday night at IBMA I found myself wandering around on the lower two levels of the convention center during the After Hours Showcases. I heard a bunch of great music, and got to visit with a number of friends I

  • Fiddle Fest photos

    FiddleFest is an annual bluegrass festival located quite near my home in Roanoke, VA. It's held the last weekend of July each year on the bucolic campus of Hollins University, just north of Roanoke. I was able to attend last Friday's

  • Junior Sisk: Blue Side of the Blue Ridge

    When I was in college at South Plains College studying bluegrass music, a new record would often create a stir among the students. One of those records was Wyatt Rice's Santa Cruz. That album introduced me to the soulful singing

  • Rambler’s Choice signs with Rebel

    When BlueRidge split in early 2007, Alan Bibey and Jason Davis became part of the newly formed Grasstowne, and Alan Johnson joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Junior Sisk, their soulful lead singer, reassembled his old group, and they have been

  • Wednesday night at IBMA – part 2

    Here's the second part of late night wanderings around the showcases. There was some really great music being played late last night, and I didn't even make it to any of the jam sessions happening on various floors of the