• 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

  • Simply Bluegrass premieres March 7

    Gabriel Communications will debut its latest set of Country's Family Reunion programs, Simply Bluegrass, this week on RFD-TV. Produced by Larry Black, host of Larry's Country Diner, it follows his familiar Reunion concept: gather up a room full of top

  • Cory Walker filling in with Skaggs

    Quick response from Skaggs Family Records with regard to a new banjo player for Kentucky Thunder... We are told that Justin Moses will perform with the band through the end of January, and that Cory Walker will then take over temporarily

  • Justin Moses exits Kentucky Thunder

    Justin Moses, who has been playing banjo and occasional reso-guitar with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since Spring of 2010, has announced that he is leaving the group. But he won't be moving away from bluegrass. Justin just wants more flexibility