• Gillis Brothers ride again?

    It would seem that we will soon be seeing The Gillis Brothers from Georgia on stage again, though they won't be performing under that name. John Gillis, who worked with his brother Larry for several years in the 1990s as The

  • Cold rain comes to Lake Havasu

    This report on the 14th annual Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ is a contribution from David VanGelder. While the blizzards and cold from back East may have risen to more spring-like temperatures, there was still no comparison to

  • Newell Lodge Bluegrass, March 2016

    The March festival at Newell Lodge in Georgia is now in the books. The Thursday show was opened by DJ Greg Bird, who was followed by The King Family. Larry Gillis and Swampgrass closed the evening with their mountain bluegrass sound. Larry also kicked

  • Bean Blossom 2015 – Day 6

    Daniel Mullins will be reporting from the 2015 Bean Blossom Festival all week, as Internet service in the campground allows. Check back each day for his reports and photos. The remainder of his reports will be after the fact. The sixth day of

  • The Legend of Larry Gillis

    A very thankful trend this past few years has been the notable increase in feature length and short form films being made about bluegrass music. It may be a factor of the wider availability of digital recording and editing gear,

  • Hartford’s Sunday Night Firebox Bluegrass Series

    From the home of Colt’s Patent Firearms, Mark Twain and America’s insurance industry — Hartford, CT — comes an intimate Sunday afternoon bluegrass club experience at the award-winning Firebox Restaurant. Located at 539 Broad Street, in the shadow of the

  • Reporting from the road

    From the accounts I receive on the road, and speaking with promoters of traditional style bluegrass festivals daily on the phone, the logistics of running a successful event can be a nightmare even in the best of times. Festivals can