• Eileen Carson Schatz passes

    Eileen Carson, co-founder of the Fiddle Puppet Cloggers and founder and director of Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, died on July 10 following a lengthy struggle with pancreatic cancer. She was 66 years of age. Not only did Eileen get to know and work

  • Bill Grant passes

    Bill Grant passed away on Tuesday, July 09, 2019, after a brief confinement to hospital following a fall on May 18 that resulted in a fractured leg.  Billy Joe Grant was born in Hugo, Oklahoma on May 9, 1929; a Choctaw

  • Jesse McReynolds 90 today

    Today, July 9, 2019, mandolin artist and long-term member of the venerable Grand Ole Opry cast, Jesse McReynolds, celebrates his 90th birthday.  Although he is a talented lead guitarist and fiddle player, he is best known for his innovative cross-picking and split-string

  • Friday/Saturday at the Norwalk Music Festival

    Friday dawned warm and sunny with threats of thunderstorms that never materialized at the 2019 Norwalk Music Festival. Early risers played bingo called by Betty Jo Hickman. Then was a day that showcased Ohio based bands. MC, Earl ”The Pearl” Workman, greeted

  • Congratulations John and Kourtney

    Another beautiful summer bluegrass wedding! On June 29, John Meyer and Kourtney Teubel were married on Kourtney's family's farm near Peoria, IL, where she grew up. The weather cooperated and gave them a lovely day for an outdoor wedding. John is well

  • Some patriotic music for your 4th

    When the Independence Day celebration rolls around each year, we can always count on our bluegrass instrumentalists to come through with some patriotic music for us all to enjoy.  Here are a couple that put some banjo and fiddle into the

  • Jeff Autry suffers a stroke

    Veteran bluegrass guitarist Jeff Autry suffered a stroke a week ago, and while he has recovered some function since, he still has reduced facility on the right side of his body. He is recovering now at his home in Georgia. For

  • Photos from ROMP 2019

    This past weekend the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s 16th annual ROMP Festival was held along the river in Owensboro, KY. More than 26,500 people came out to enjoy the sun, the river, and the great music. The Hall

  • Doyle Lawson to Billy Blue Records

    Doyle Lawson is the latest bluegrass artist to join Billy Blue Records, the new Nashville label run by Ed Leonard of Daywind Music Group and noted singer/songwriter Jerry Salley. This signing completes the first year of the label's existence, from its

  • Phil Leadbetter hospitalized again

    Phil Leadbetter, award-winning bluegrass reso-guitarist and everybody's favorite Uncle Phil, has been hospitalized in Knoxville following some fairly baffling symptoms this week. Doctors have been keeping a close eye on Phil of late as he is in stage 4 kidney