• 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

  • Ride This Road from Aaron Bibelhauser

    Aaron Bibelhauser has released a second single from his forthcoming album, Lovin' and Leavin' - A Bluegrass Tribute to Mickey Clark. He has taken a selection of songs written by his good friend and fellow Louisville songwriter Clark, now deceased,

  • Notes From Gettysburg, August 2019

    It’s no secret to regular readers that the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is one of my two favorite stops of the year, the other being IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh every fall. The festival is just an hour from home, features

  • Ryan Paisley comes out of his shell

    Ryan Paisley with Rhonda Vincent at the 2019 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker The first time I saw Ryan Paisley on stage, I thought it was a gimmick. A cute gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless. It was 2011, at

  • A.L. Wood honored in North Carolina

    A.L. Wood, a prolific songwriter, powerhouse banjo picker, and soulful singer was honored in Troutman, NC, Saturday night for his lifelong contribution to the bluegrass community. His musical career spans 60 years.  The event, hosted by Wood's sons, Mike and Bobby,