Mo Pitney - photo © Jeremy Coward Mo Pitney? Isn't he a country guy? Well... yes, and yes. But he was a bluegrass guy first, or we should say, his love for bluegrass and traditional country developed simultaneously when he was a boy.
Grand Opening of Phase 1 of Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music
December 8-11 marks the grand opening of the Ellis Theatre and phase one of Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music in Philadelphia, MS. Thursday, December 8, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives kick off the four-day event. Friday, December 9,
Marty Stuart – A Timeline
When you hear the name Marty Stuart, you visualize a stunning head of hair, neck scarf tied perfectly, and a voice that mixes superbly with his extraordinary vocal and instrumental talents. As I sat on the 2nd row at The Tower
The Ryan and Marty mando jam
How long does it take to establish a bluegrass tradition? I mean if something happens more than once at a festival, when do we start expecting it every time? Well... during last weekend's Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Ryan Paisley made his
Images from Delaware Valley 2015
Here's the first of what will be several galleries of Frank Baker's photos from last weekend's Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.
Orthophonic Joy reimagines The Bristol Sessions
Bluegrass fans like to point to the first Grand OleOpry appearance by Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as the official birth of bluegrass music. The Ryman Auditorium even has an historical marker
Paul Williams hangs up his Walkin’ Shoes
Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is
Old Crow Medicine Show to Opry roster
In a move that may come as a surprise to some, the seven-piece string band Old Crow Medicine Show has been invited to become a cast member of the Grand Ole Opry. The invitation was extended on Friday August 1, by
Photos from Delaware Valley
Here is the first of several galleries of photos Frank Baker shot at this past weekend's Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.
Closing the loop at Delaware Valley
Our good friend Katy Daley, morning host at WAMU's Bluegrass Country, shared a touching story that occurred over this past weekend at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. It was the closing of a loop, one that began in 1972 when