• Keith Case passes

    Keith Case, former head of one of the most influential talent agencies managing roots and bluegrass music artists for the past 30 plus years, passed away on September 3, 2019. He was 79 years old.  Born on August 9, 1940, Case started

  • What you can and can not do in bluegrass

    You’ll find that if you’re in the bluegrass music business for any length of time that things can and will occasionally go wrong. Mistakes will be made, sometimes through no fault of your own (but who are we kidding?). I’ve

  • More photos from Camp Spring 2019

    Russell Moore with IIIrd Tyme Out at the 2019 Camp Springs festival - photo by Laura Ridge In addition to Sandy Hatley, who shared a report from the 50th Anniversary Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival yesterday, Laura Ridge was also on site

  • Camp Springs reopens for 50th Anniversary

    50 years ago on Labor Day weekend, the first bluegrass festival in North Carolina was held at Camp Springs Bluegrass Park. This past weekend, the inaugural event resumed, following the labor of its new owners, Cody and Donna Johnson of

  • Don’t forget.. Big Family airs tonight!

    Tonight, August 30, is the PBS network premiere of Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music, a 2-hour documentary produced by Kentucky Educational Television. The film attempts to tell the story of our music in that short space of time,

  • Historical Roy Acuff fiddle up for sale

    Regular readers will recall a pair of stories from last year about a fiddle that had once belonged to traditional country music pioneer, Roy Acuff, being donated to a Goodwill store in Kansas City, MO. Its owner at the time

  • Gospel Plowboys add two new members

    The central North Carolina based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, have acquired two new members: Alec McCallister on fiddle and Charles Honeycutt on banjo. Eighteen-year-old McCallister is from Mocksville, NC. He started fiddling at age 8, playing with his family