• Mac Wiseman remembers Earl Scruggs

    Over the next few days, we will share remembrances of Earl Scruggs from his peers, and the many banjo players whose lives he transformed. Hopefully, we will be able to piece together a portrait of Earl the musician, and Earl

  • More bluegrass health concerns

    We heard from Larry Stephenson last night with news of another bluegrass legend experiencing a health problem over the weekend. This time, it isn't a pioneering performer, but a master of making things work behind-the-scenes. Larry tells us that Lance Leroy,

  • The Honorable Mr. Flatt of Tennessee

    Yesterday, January 26, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution which had been introduced in June of last year, honoring Lester Flatt for his contributions to American music. It was approved by a voice vote on the House

  • Honoring Lester Flatt in Congress

    U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis of Tennessee has introduced a resolution honoring Lester Flatt. On June 25 Mr. Davis, supported by 10 other members of the House of Representatives, introduced his resolution in recognition of Tennessee native Flatt and his singular legacy

  • Lester Flatt style instruction on YouTube

    Chris Sharp may be best known for his work on the Grammy Award winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, or his years spent touring with the late John Hartford. What you may not know is that this accomplished guitar

  • Ricky Skaggs – back to the ’40s

    When I saw Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder perform in 2005, they dedicated a portion of their show to reminding the audience that the following year (2006) would mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of bluegrass music. It is widely

  • Vintage bluegrass posters

    Here's a fun site with images of vintage music show posters. It's run by Mitch Diamond, who calls himself The Kardboard Kid. Mitch has been collecting these posters and hand bills since 1970, and has amassed a substantial number