• Ted Lehmann: An Appreciation

    I’m going do something I’ve never done before. And I may never do it again. At the end of this post, I’m going to ask that you click on a link that will take you to another site that writes a bit

  • ETSU faculty responds to No Depression article

    One of the longstanding traditions of artistic and literary publications is friendly - and at times, not-so-friendly - debates about matters that concern practitioners and connoisseurs of the arts. In the hey day of British literary magazines, it was quite

  • World of Bluegrass 2014 notes

    For those of you planning to attend this year's World of Bluegrass convention later this month, here are a couple of unrelated items of note we wanted to bring to your attention. First off, Stephen Mougin is still looking for bands willing

  • Country Current salutes the troops

    Kudos to Ted Lehmann, bluegrass blogger extraordinaire, for shooting and posting this video from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival a week ago. He captured US Navy Band Country Current performing their popular service anthems medley, which is a high point of all their

  • Who could ask for Moore?

    Doyle Lawson rose slowly to his feet, humbly taking off his trademark hat in response to the thunderously spontaneous applause that threatened to lift the Loveless Barn just outside Nashville off its foundation. It had just been announced that he

  • Josh Williams video on the Today Show

    The Josh Williams video we featured last week - the one where the little birdie lands on Josh's guitar mid song - is breaking even further into the mainstream. As we reported on March 1, this unscheduled guest spot had gone

  • Josh Williams video goes viral

    Did you hear the one about the bird that landed on some guy's guitar in the middle of a show? Well... over 1,000,000 people have now watched a YouTube video of Josh Williams at the 2011 Doyle Lawson Festival where this

  • Ted Lehmann celebrates an anniversary

    Last week, just before Christmas, our friend Ted Lehmann celebrated his fifth blogniversary. December 22 marked his fifth year publishing commentary, photos and bluegrass travelogues at Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms. Lehmann is a retired educator who is spending his post-classroom

  • Rachel and Chris Boyd

    Special thanks to Ted Lehmann for this piece. Ted is a retired teacher who blogs at Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms and travels extensively with his wife Irene to bluegrass festivals and other events. He also took the photos in the gallery

  • Gibson Brothers – Help My Brother

    Fellow bluegrass blogger Ted Lehmann has published a lengthy and detailed review of Help My Brother, the new CD from The Gibson Brothers, due February 22 from Compass Records. Ted goes song-by-song through the album, and includes more than a dozen