• Lockn’ Music Festival 2014

    Last weekend I was absolutely overjoyed to participate in the four day experience that was Lockn’ Music Festival (year two) in Arrington, Virginia (between Charlottesville and Lynchburg). Everything at Lockn’ was titanic, from the “interlocking” main stage (which enabled seamless and

  • Darin & Brooke – Get Up John

    Darin & Brooke Aldridge have offered up a sneak peek from their next recording, a driving version of the old time favorite, Get Up John, with cross tuned mandolin from studio guest, Sam Bush, in the Monroe style.   Though no date

  • Bethel taps Mojo for Renaissance Band

    Starting this Fall semester, the Renaissance Bluegrass Band at Bethel University will be directed by Stephen Mougin. Known for his work as a private instructor, band coach and producer, Mougin (or Mojo as he is called) also plays guitar with the

  • Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

    To celebrate Jesse McReynolds' 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse's home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast. Popular radio host Harv Mason served

  • Yonder Mountain at The Ryman

    Todd Powers shared these photos from the July 3 Yonder Mountain String Band show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, with special guests Sam Bush, Jake Jolliff, and Allie Krall.

  • Seth Taylor in the studio

    Seth Taylor, lead guitarist with Dailey & Vincent, is in the studio completing his first solo project in Nashville, with Jim VanCleve producing. The 20 year old wunderkind first hit the scene playing with Pine Mountain Railroad while he was still in high

  • Into My Own – Bryan Sutton

    For a great many years, Bryan Sutton has flown under a lot of people's radar. Those 'in the know,' or closely connected to the acoustic music world, recognized the fiery flatpicker as the first guitar gunslinger with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky

  • 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.