• Darren Beachley is back

    The best laid plans of mice and men... Veteran bluegrass singer Darrin Beachley had fully intended to dedicate himself to a new career in the medical field. Sure, he loved the bluegrass life, but the allure of regular paychecks and company

  • Frank Wakefield Tribute To Bill Monroe

    Frank Wakefield spent a lot of time Saturday night telling people how lousy he is. “I’m the world’s worst mandolin player,” he told a full house in Garrett Park, Md. “If you don’t believe it, just ask me.” Later, after the

  • Response from Michael Cleveland

    We heard this morning from Kimberly Williams, publicist for Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, in response to our post last night, Former Flamekeepers move on. Michael took particular exception to the use of the word "acrimonious" in describing the recent departure of

  • Former Flamekeepers move on

    Tom Adams, Jesse Brock and Marshall Wilborn, fresh from their falling out with Michael Cleveland, are forming a new band and hope to hit the studio this summer. The band doesn't have a name, has no gigs lined up and still

  • Flamekeeper flameout?

    Unexpected news regarding one of the hottest bands on the bluegrass circuit... We have learned that all of the members of Flamekeeper save bandleader Michael Cleveland and new banjo player Charlie Cushman are out of the picture. Guitarist and primary lead vocalist

  • A triumphant return for Lynn Morris

    Yesterday, Lynn Morris demonstrated the indomitable nature of the human spirit when she returned to the stage after an eight year absence at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA. Just as she was enjoying her greatest success as s

  • Lynn Morris band reunion in April

    Wonderful news - Lynn Morris will perform at the 2011 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival this Spring! A very special, one-time reunion of The Lynn Morris Band has been arranged for Sunday, May 1, the final day of the festival. She will

  • Marshall Wilborn on the mend

    Marshall Wilborn is taking a leave of absence from his gig with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper to complete treatment for Lyme disease. He tells us that the treatment, which lasts 28 days, is going well. Marshall will be back with the