• More recollections of Earl

    We've heard this morning from a number of highly-influential banjo players, each sharing their personal reflections on the passing of the greatest among them, the man, THE Earl Scruggs. Sonny Osborne, who internalized Scruggs music as a young teen, and is

  • Ralph Stanley in American Profile

    A nice article on Ralph Stanley serves as the cover feature on this week's edition of American Profile, a print publication distributed in many US markets via newspaper insert. Writer Richard McVey visited with Dr. Ralph at last year's Jerusalem Ridge

  • The Porchlight Sessions

    A 4 minute trailer has been released from The Porchlight Sessions, a new documentary film from Anna Schwaber that seeks to provide a more accurate glimpse into the culture of bluegrass music and bluegrass people than is common provided in

  • James Alan Shelton suffers a stroke

    James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has spent the past two days in the hospital in Kingsport, TN after suffering a mini-stroke at home. He is scheduled to be released today. According to Stanley,

  • Don and Ralph – Doctor’s Orders

    I just got a pre-release copy of Don Rigsby’s upcoming CD, a tribute to Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys called Doctor’s Orders. I asked Don how he came up with the name and he said, “The songs were hand

  • The Banjo Project documentary on PBS

    The Banjo Project documentary is to be aired November 4, as part of the PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains series. Give Me the Banjo, an 80-minute film narrated by Steve Martin, will be one episode in the new mini-series, Arts Fall Festival, scheduled for national

  • Ralph Stanley at Delaware Valley

    Once again, we have a wealth of photos from Frank Baker, this time from the 40th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, held the first weekend in September. Let's start with this brilliant gallery of Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain