• MerleFest photos from Andy Garrigue

    Our 2013 MerleFest correspondent, Andy Garrigue, has sent along a number of image galleries from last weekend's event. First up is Sam Bush, with his band, and in the Doc Watson Tribute set, with a few shots of Chris Smither.  

  • MerleFest instrumental contest winners

    Here are the winners from yesterday's (4/27) banjo and guitar competitions at MerleFest. Banjo 1st place - Steven Moore, Bethesda, OH 2nd place - Alex Edwards, Salisbury, NC 3rd place - Brandy Miller, West Jefferson, NC Guitar 1st place - Michael Ballard, Maiden, NC 2nd place -

  • Chris Austin Songwriting winners announced

    MerleFest has announced the winners in its prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. All winners receive cash and merchandise prizes, and a chance to perform on tonight's stage show. Bluegrass 1st - John Cloyd Miller (Asheville, NC) for Cloud of Dust 2nd - Todd Grebe

  • MerleFest 2013 is underway

    MerleFest 2013 has one day under its belt, and our new photo-correspondent Andy Garrigue is on the ground in North Wilkesboro collecting images. We'll have much more from Andy throughout the weekend.  

  • Job opening at MerleFest

    MerleFest, the daddy rabbit of roots music festivals, has posted a job opening online. The position is year-round, with the successful candidate responsible for coordinating all contracts and handling artist liaison for the annual event. If you think you have what

  • Talking Doc Watson Blues

    This is a debut column from Art Menius, who we hope will be a regular contributor at Bluegrass Today. Art has many years' experience as a writer, and in the organizational realm of traditional music. His will be a welcome