• Wonderland – Martha Spencer

    Martha Spencer’s approach to old time music is as authentic as her life itself. Growing up in the mountains of Virginia, she was raised around various forms of Appalachian sounds. Her life and musical experience has helped her write new

  • Track Preview: Jonah from Martha Spencer

    Martha Spencer comes by her mountain music roots the old fashioned way. No college-trained folklorist, she lived the life via her family and their Whitetop Mountain Band, performing old time music across the Appalachian region and around the world. At

  • Martha Spencer passes

    Martha Spencer, long-time matriarch of The Spencer Family bluegrass Gospel show, passed away on August 29 at the age of 89. She and her husband, Mitchell, toured as The Spencer Family for more than 40 years from their home in Kentucky, and

  • Houstonfest 2013 photos

    Houstonfest is a small but growing festival now in its third year, dedicated to the memory and example of banjo prodigy Houston Caldwell, who died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 18. Caldwell dedicated his life to song