• Monroe Crossing Christmas tour begins this week

    Bluegrass fans in the Upper Midwest have several chances to catch some special holiday music this next two weeks when Monroe Crossing takes their annual Christmas tour through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Billed as A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing, the shows

  • Hard Life – Derek Johnson

    Recording and producing an album has its own set of challenges. With the rise of COVID and the global shutdown that occurred nearly two years ago, there were even greater obstacles to making a successful project. Derek Johnson guitarist with

  • Lisa Fuglie recovering from a rocky cruise

    Lisa Fuglie, fiddler with Minnesota's Monroe Crossing, had to go on the disabled list recently during the band's Caribbean cruise. She went ashore in Nassau, and took a fall which left her with both a broken left arm and right ankle. She took a

  • Winter Wonderland from Monroe Crossing

    Monroe Crossing also has a new Christmas project released this holiday season. It's called Winter Wonderland, and as a band from Minnesota, that's something they know a little about! This marks their 16th album in 17 years, featuring a dozen Christmas

  • Silver Dollar City adds Bluegrass Cruises

    Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ festival has added a new wrinkle for 2013. The annual mega-fest which runs continuously from May 9-27 in Branson, MO, will feature bluegrass lake cruises on their paddlewheel showboat, Branson Belle, May 24-26. Monroe Crossing will

  • More on Matt Thompson’s mandolin

    On Monday we posted a sad story with a happy ending. It was the story of Matt Thompson of Monroe Crossing whose mandolin was stolen from his hotel room, only to be recovered and returned to him later that evening

  • Monroe Crossing – The Road Has No End

    Among the pre-Christmas releases is The Road Has No End (MC 1212), the latest album from Minnesota-based quintet Monroe Crossing. It’s their thirteenth CD – equating to one album per year since their formation in 2000. Not wanting to push their

  • The Road Has No End from Monroe Crossing

    Minnesota's Monroe Crossing has a new album, The Road Has No End, due in December. There are no audio samples up yet online, but the band has posted a live video they recorded for MN Original, a weekly program produced by Minnesota