• The Ken Mill Tavern in Cincinnati

    This one particular chilly November weekend found my wife Missy and I heading to the Cincinnati/Covington Kentucky region. We were on our way to Bob and Rita Small's beautiful home in Taylor Mill for some promo work for our festival,

  • Larry Sparks and Dave Adkins in Elkhorn City

    Two of bluegrass music’s biggest voices joined forces Friday, November 3 for an evening of traditional grass at the Breaks Interstate Park, located on the Virginia/Kentucky border. The Russell Fork River Bluegrass Show, a first-time concert that both the park

  • Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival 2016

    For over 5 decades, Southern Ohio has been a hotbed for bluegrass music, tracing back to the briarhoppers heading north for the industrial boom of the '50s and '60s. Supporting a family sometimes meant leaving your native mountains for the

  • Larry Sparks’ Vintage

    Enquiries about a Larry Sparks album from any era is certain to be met with a response indicating that it is certainly of very good vintage. Now Sparks has released on his own Sparks label an album entitled Vintage, a 10

  • Brewer clan visits Mapes in TN

    While visiting family, and attending the Brewer Family Reunion, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers were given a personal tour of the Mapes Piano Wire Company on August 1. Mapes manufactures string wire in Elizabethton, TN and supply all sorts of wire to popular instrument string

  • Thursday photos from MACC

    The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable