• Sunday at FloydFest 11

    Sunday at FloydFest 11 (“Lovers Rock”) boasted main stage performances by powerhouses Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby, and Allison Krauss & Union Station. The side stages were awash with fans, too, with performances by The Rogues, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky

  • Skaggs & Rice vinyl reissue in April

    Sugar Hill Records has announced that they will re-release the classic Skaggs & Rice album on vinyl as part of their annual celebration of Record Store Day on April 12. This 1980 recording from Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice has been

  • Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman 2012

    The docket for this summer’s Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman was announced this week. This series is an annual celebration of bluegrass sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), and tickets are $26.50. Make sure you

  • Ricky and Andy at Tablet

    Tablet is an online magazine for Jewish readers that covers a wide range of issues, with arts reporting found side-by-side with articles on religion and politics. The online magazine also sponsors a podcast side, Vox Tablet, with audio coverage of

  • BP spills bluegrass along the Gulf Coast

    We all recall the localized devastation of communities along the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig in April 2010, and the resulting discharge of nearly 5 million barrels of

  • A second Skaggs Family Christmas

    What better way to begin a Christmas album than with the old Tex Logan tune, Christmas Time’s a Coming? If you ask Ricky Skaggs, you’ll probably find out quickly that there is none, as it's the first track on a recent

  • Old Brooklyn from Andy Statman

    Andy Statman has been something of an enigma to the bluegrass world for the past 40 years. Clearly a master mandolinist with a demonstrated facility in the bluegrass idiom, he was even as a teenager drawn to incorporating elements of

  • Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration from Rounder

    Rounder Records will release Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute on August 23, a two-disc commemoration of the Father of Bluegrass during his centennial year. The album will include 28 tracks from prominent Rounder artists like The Grascals,