• Merlefest day 3

    Here's a day 3 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance, delayed by poor connectivity on Sunday. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. So many stages... so many artists... so little

  • The Troubadours kill at Merlefest

    We've spoken highly in the past about The Troubadours, a talented young band from East Tennessee. They made the trek this weekend to Merlefest, and came away covered in glory. Yesterday we posted the winners of the banjo and guitar competitions,

  • Merlest 2011 contest winners

    And speaking of Merlefest... The winners have been announced for this year's banjo and guitar contests. First place in the Doc Watson Guitar Championship, held on Thursday (4/28) went to Eric Hardin of Warrensville, NC, who received Boucher Alencia Goose guitar

  • Merlefest day 2

    Here's a day 2 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. The Creekside Stage is one of the smaller stages tucked away in a corner

  • Merlefest Day 1

    Here's a day 1 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. Finally the day had arrived. Today was the first day of Merlefest 2011, the

  • Melefest 2011 on Bluegrass Today

    For the first time, Bluegrass Today will have a correspondent on site at Merlefest, next weekend's mega music festival in Wilkesboro, NC. The event includes performances over four days from perhaps the most widely divergent roster of musical acts you can

  • Jam Camp scholarship available

    Here's some great news for beginning jammers who had been hoping to attend Pete Wernick's Jam Camp later this month in North Carolina. Pete has announced that a group of former camp attendees have pooled their resources to offer a full

  • Live chat with Jim Lauderdale

    If you're an established songwriter or an aspiring one, here's an event you'll want to take notice of. Jim Lauderdale will be participating in a live chat on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 1, at 7 PM EST. The chat will

  • 2009 Merlefest contest winners

    One of the many wonderful facets of Merlefest is the various competitions that take place each year during the festival. Firstly, there is the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in which there are four categories. This year's winners are Love Gone By