• Been A Long Time – Si Kahn

    Si Kahn's sadly overlooked 1997 bluegrass classic, Been a Long Time, gets a reboot nearly 25 years after it was originally issued, a belated attempt to make up for that fact that it languished in obscurity due to the lack of

  • Government on Horseback video from Si Kahn

    Si Kahn, folksinger, songwriter, playwright, and general purpose agitator, turned 75 last month. A series of events celebrating his many achievements are set throughout 2019, including the May 31 release of his latest album, It's A Dog's Life, recorded with

  • Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2015

    This past Saturday, June 20, The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame honored its 2015 class of inductees at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts in North Wilkesboro, NC. They are housed in the Wilkes County Heritage Museum, an

  • Baucom to go into Blue Ridge Music HoF

    The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame in Wilkesboro, NC has announced the inductees for their 2015 class, and it includes bluegrass greats Terry Baucom, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and The Lewis Family. Also chosen for this year are songwriter Si

  • Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse

    “Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.” – Ursula Le Guin There are lyrics which transcend the words that are chosen, rising above the

  • Artist2Artist: Si Kahn – Silence Is Assent

    Intelligent Thought + Intelligent Music = Intelligent Voice Americana music has a voice. Folk music IS a voice. Bluegrass music seems content to exist in a self-created climate of politeness and keeping your head low.   It is rare for bluegrass music artists to share

  • Weave and Spin with Si Kahn

    This post is a contribution from Terri Holloway, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See her profile here. Once again, I had the fun of being an interview observer (aka, being the fly on the wall). This time with Si Kahn,