• Welcome Hudson Pickett!

    Congratulations to Josh and LeAnn Pickett, who are celebrating the birth of a son. Hudson Carter Pickett was born in Mt. Airy, NC at 5:37 a.m. this morning, weighing in at 7.5 pounds, stretching to 21 inches. Josh is the guitarist with

  • Life Goes On video from MACC

    Rural Rhythm has released a music video for the title track from Life Goes On, the second all-star recording from Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. The album captures live performances at the MACC festival between 2006 and 2011, where artists donate their

  • Life Goes On – Music from the MACC II

    We've written many times about the magnificent work done by Darrel and Phyllis Adkins at their annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival in Ohio. Top bluegrass acts make the trip each summer and perform at no charge, with proceeds from the

  • Don and Ralph – Doctor’s Orders

    I just got a pre-release copy of Don Rigsby’s upcoming CD, a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys called Doctor’s Orders. I asked Don how he came up with the name and he said, “The songs were hand

  • Albums of the Year? YOU Decide!

    Well, 2011 has come to a close, and for bluegrass, it was exceptional year. We saw new releases from nearly everyone, and many were exceptional. It really is a great time to be a bluegrass fan. There are more albums coming

  • Larry Cordle Receiving Honors

    On October 21 Larry Cordle’s alma mater, Morehead State University, will induct him into the Alumni Hall of Fame. After spending some time in the U.S. Navy, Cordle enrolled at MSU and graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • Yet even more Gettysburg pics

    Here are more of Frank Baker's images from Gettysburg 2011, featuring photos he took during performances by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Frank also caught two sets from Rockin' Acoustic Circus, a mostly young band

  • Leadbetter benefit photos

    Mike Kelly has posted a good many photos from this past Saturday's Phil Leadbetter benefit show at Dumplin' Valley in Kodak, TN. A number of top bluegrass acts donated their time to help raise money to cover some of the