• Roosterfest report

    Roosterfest last Sunday was a wonderful day full of awesome music, with folks reuniting, catching up, swapping stories and remembering the great Rooster Ruley who passed away earlier this year Rooster was a truly unique character who seemed to be from

  • RidgeFest benefit show this weekend

    Tragedy has been a part of the human experience throughout all of history. When families and communities lose their own, there is a primal pain that ensues, especially when young folks are involved. War, disaster, accident or malice, it matters very

  • Rooster Ruley remembered at Rooster Fest

    This weekend, family, friends and fans of Rooster Ruley, a popular banjo picker in central Virginia who passed away on February 13, will gather to remember the man and his music at the Washington & Lee Pavilion in Lexington. It will

  • In the Waiting – Kelley Nelson

    Since its beginnings, bluegrass has been closely connected to Gospel music, with many performers choosing to always include one or two Gospel songs on their records. Entirely Gospel albums have also been quite popular with bluegrass fans. Vocalist Kelley Nelson,

  • New single from Kelley Nelson

    Virginia songwriter Kelley Nelson has released a single ahead of her upcoming album, In The Waiting. The song is The Son is Always With Me in the Mine, written by Sandy Shortridge. Steve Gulley produced the all-Gospel project, which was recorded at his

  • April Verch in the studio, and online

    Fiddler and vocalist April Verch has been in the studio this past two weeks, working on a new project expected in April of 2013. She and her band (Cody Walters on bass and banjo, and Hayes Griffin on guitar), have been

  • Who has the best hair in bluegrass?

    Heading into IBMA week, and our big Red Carpet pre-show event next Thursday at 7:45 p.m. (EDT), it seems like a good time to settle one of the most compelling debates in all of bluegrass music. Not acoustic v.s. electric bass,

  • Day 1 of the 40th Annual RockyGrass

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is