• Yet more MerleFest 2013 images

    Here's another gallery of Andy Garrigue's photos from MerleFest 2013, this time focusing on The Avett Brothers and their flamboyant cellist, Joe Kwon. Andy shared these few words about their show. “While the attention is often focused on Scott and Seth

  • 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