• Paul Williams – What A Journey

    In addition to the Kenny & Amanda Smith CD we mentioned on Monday, Rebel Records has a new release from Paul Williams & The Victory Trio due on September 9. What A Journey features Paul with his touring band on another

  • Fiddle Fest photos

    FiddleFest is an annual bluegrass festival located quite near my home in Roanoke, VA. It's held the last weekend of July each year on the bucolic campus of Hollins University, just north of Roanoke. I was able to attend last Friday's

  • Dove Award nominees announced

    The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Dove Awards, and their bluegrass categories are chock full of familiar names. The awards will be announced at the 39th Annual Dove Awards on April 23 in Nashville, TN. The

  • Christmas with The King

    This Christmas memory comes from Paul Williams, one of bluegrass music's true legends - both as a songwriter and a tenor singer. The year was 1957, November... I had just gone to work for Jimmy Martin in Detroit, Michigan. I had

  • More reactions to the loss of Ray Goins

    Here are two more reflections on the passing of Ray Goins from his friends and contemporaries in the music business. Paul Williams had this to say about his old friend. I first met Ray Goins, when I was with The Lonesome Pine

  • Two new Gospel releases from Rebel

    The new CD from Paul Williams & The Victory Trio, Where No One Stands Alone, which Richard Thompson previewed for us last month, is now available on Rebel Records. Paul is one of the true treasures of bluegrass music, having

  • Paul Williams in Knoxnews

    Knoxnews.com has a feature article today about mandolinist/singer Paul Williams. The article presents a thorough biography of Williams' music career, starting with his time spent in Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and completing the story with Williams' current band, The

  • Paul Williams to release 7th Rebel CD

    Here's another post from our all-the-more regular correspondent, Richard Thompson. He writes from England, where he is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. The latest CD from bluegrass