• Bluegrass and Chili Festival 2014

    The Bluegrass and Chili Festival in Claremore, OK celebrated it's 35th anniversary by bringing in some of bluegrass music's top names and the thousands of fans who attended didn't pay one cent to attend. The Grascals, Mountain Heart, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky

  • More from Red White and Bluegrass ’14

     “You throw out a handful of acorns hoping one of them will take root and that’s one right there” said David Shirley, the lone barber of the Drexel Barbershop. Shirley was pointing at a young boy who had recently started

  • DelFest 2014 report

    The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou National holidays in America each have their cultural traditions and specific icons like American Flags, Pumpkins, or

  • Russ Carson gets the nod

    When we reported in March that Russ Carson had been picked as the new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, we noted that he officially was coming on board on a 90 day trial basis. Those of us well familiar

  • MerleFest 2014

    Thanks to Russ Carson, new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs, and a talented photographer to boot, for this set of images from this weekend's MerleFest in North Carolina.   See more of Russ' images online at www.russcarson.com.

  • Russ Carson to Ricky Skaggs

    Ricky Skaggs has a new banjo player. Russ Carson, who had played with Audie Blaylock & Redline the past three years, is the newest member of Kentucky Thunder. Russ was quick to mention that he is technically on a three month

  • Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

    Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000