• A Prayer for Lyric

    Stacy Grubb has long believed in the healing powers of music and prayer. And, as a songwriter and performer, she admires the way members of the bluegrass community pull together to help their own. She’s been on the helping end, including

  • New Song-Selling Service Debuts

    The continuing shift to digital music opens new possibilities for artists, but it also presents some marketing challenges. Fans who hear a song at a show and want to buy a digital version on the spot usually have two options –

  • Clay Hess Band Steps Out

    I had the pleasure to witness the debut public appearance of the Clay Hess Band, at the Pumpkin Park Music Hall in Milton, West Virginia on Friday night. Most bluegrass musicians and fans across the country were introduced to Clay

  • Stacy Grubb at Kickstarter

    She calls herself “a label’s worst nightmare” – a bit too country for bluegrass and a bit too grassy for country. So Stacy Grubb is using Kickstarter to try to raise funds for her new CD. The West Virginia songbird has

  • Magic Moments

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. In the flood of music at the World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville – some of the biggest names on stage and polished