• Welcome Cole McAvinue!

    Patrick McAvinue, fiddler and mandolinist for US Navy Band Country Current, and his wife, Jules, are celebrating the birth of their first child. William Coleman McAvinue was born on August 23 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD. His arrival

  • Congratulations Patrick and Jules!

    On May 25, Patrick McAvinue and Jules Spier were married in Hendersonville, TN. Patrick is the fiddler with Dailey & Vincent, and with Charm City Junction. The wedding was held outdoors, along the Cumberland River, and the couple was graced with

  • 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,