• Jake Workman joins Ricky Skaggs

    Wasting no time after yesterday's announcement that Cody Kilby was leaving Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs has announced today that Utah flatpicker Jake Workman has joined the band. Like many young guitarists, Jake came to bluegrass sideways, having started with an interest in

  • Photos from 2015 Mountain Song Festival

    The Mountain Song Festival, hosted each year in September by The Steep Canyon Rangers in Brevard, NC  to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, appears to have been another great success. Artists from all over the world performed

  • Photos from Norris Creek 2015

    This report and photos from the inaugural Norris Creek Pig Pickin' festival is a contribution from Laura Tate Ridge. When I am attending a Bluegrass festival, there aren’t many instances when I roll up to the gate to find the promoter

  • Skaggs, White and Cooder touring together

    A pair of artists whose careers have been marked by unexpected pairings and multi-stylistic collaborations, will be touring later in 2015 with one of the purest voices in country music when Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs hit the road

  • Larry Cordle talks All Star Duets

    MightyCord Records has released a trio of videos from Larry Cordle where he discusses the first few tracks from his upcoming All Star Duets CD. In each, Larry talks about the genesis of the song, all ones he has written, and how he got it into

  • All Star Duets released to radio

    Larry Cordle has released his latest album, a superstar-packed volume of his original songs, to radio via Airply Direct. Entitled All Star Duets, it features Cord in duet arrangements with the country and bluegrass artists who made a dozen of his

  • The Song releases September 26

    The bluegrass world always gets a bit of a thrill anytime there's talk of finding our music in a major motion picture. Those of us with long memories recall three separate occasions when a movie soundtrack led a massive surge