• Orrin Star passes

    Noted guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist, and music educator, Orrin Star, died this morning following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. Originally from New Jersey, Orrin came to prominence in 1976 when he took first place in the National

  • Those old songs…

    Here's a bit of lighthearted bluegrass history for your post-Christmas climbdown... The anecdote comes from multi-instrumentalist and singer Orrin Starr. It involves a phone conversation between fiddler Jim Moss and James Monroe. Jim is a prominent west coast fiddler, and he

  • Orrin Star – 30 years on the road

    Orrin Star notes on his web site that 2007 marks his 30th year traveling the road as a professional acoustic musician. During that time, he has performed on both mandolin and guitar, in a variety of duos and groups, and

  • Orrin Star Maryland Mandolin Workshops

    Veteran bluegrass performer and instructor Orrin Star will be continuing his Fisrt Saturday Mandolin Workshops in Cheverly, MD, on January 6th and on February 3rd. He will also be bringing his duo (with DC-area guitarist/singer John Seebach) to the Kennedy

  • Orrin Star tours the West Coast

    Orrin Star just wrote in to let us know that he is heading to the west coast this week for a 12-day solo California tour. Once described as "Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson", Star was the 1976 National Flatpicking Champion, has appeared