• Patrick McAvinue to Dailey & Vincent

    Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Baltimore fiddler Patrick McAvinue to their touring band. He takes the spot recently vacated by BJ Cherryholmes, who has travelled with the group this past six years. BJ and his wife, Devon, are

  • Charm City in Civilization VI

    Civilization VI, the recently-released video game from Firaxis and 2K Games, contains a special treat for fans of bluegrass and old time music. Patrick McAvinue and Brad Kolodner from Charm City Junction were tapped to provide some of the music

  • The latest thing: POV jam videos

    The indubitable Russell Carson, crack banjoist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and enterprising bluegrass photographer/videographer, has posted the latest thing in music archiving - the POV video! Many types of action photography, from the sublime to the discreditable, now utilize

  • Patrick McAvinue accepts Artist In Residence

    The Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD has selected Patrick McAvinue for their Artist in Residence program this year. This multidiscipline facility offers a number of venues that host events both indoors and out, including regular performances from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,

  • Introducing Charm City Junction

    A new string band has sprung up in Baltimore, taking as their name one of the several nicknames the port city is known by. Charm City Junction plays a hybrid style defined by its diverse members: a bluegrass fiddler (Patrick McAvinue),

  • Hard Core Bluegrass – Al Jones

    I'm not sure if a bluegrass album has ever been more appropriately titled than Hard Core Bluegrass, the latest project from Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys on the Patuxent Music label. Jones is the remaining portion of the famed duo,

  • More bluegrass at Carnegie Hall

    On March 27, Carnegie Hall in New York City hosted a production of From Sea to Shining Sea, a children's musical based on Appalachian history. The production was staged by Walker Performing Arts, a youth theater group from Hagerstown, MD with Teri Walker

  • Kip Martin feted Sunday afternoon

    Kip Martin's friends filled a church sanctuary Sunday in Crofton, MD, opening their hearts and wallets for the ailing bass player. The former Sunny Mountain Boy was hundreds of miles away, surrounded by family in a hospice setting near Nashville, where

  • Audie and the boys out west

    Audie Blaylock and Redline are starting their year out on the west coast, and taking advantage of the opportunity to see some of the sights that California has to offer.   Banjo picker Russ Carson also shared this video of him picking