• Friday at the Nothin’ Fancy Festival

    Larry Efaw brought his Bluegrass Mountaineers and his “Stanley” brand of mountain music to Buena Vista to open the 2nd day of the Nothin’ Fancy Festival. The crowd enjoyed Bill Yates taking us back in time with the Country Gentlemen

  • Congratulations Steven and Christi Dowdy

    Earlier this month, Steven Dowdy, guitarist and vocalist with The Bluegrass Brothers, was married to Christi Bryant. He shared this brief description of their big day. "Christi and I joined hands in marriage on August 11. We had been childhood sweethearts, and

  • Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart – 8/8/14

    Our August 8 Weekly Airplay chart is out, and Larry Sparks has returned to the #1 position with Bitterweeds from his 50th Anniversray album, Lonesome and Then Some. The Bluegrass Brothers also return to the Top 5 with Memories Of My Childhood, tied with Rhonda Vincent's

  • Memories Of My Childhood from The Bluegrass Brothers

    Hard core traditionalists, The Bluegrass Brothers, have released a new single from Generations, their upcoming Mountain Fever album. The song is Memories Of My Childhood, written by Danny Lamm, and sung by Donald Dowdy, who plays mandolin with the group. The original brothers

  • Thursday at Palatka 2014

    Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys kicked off the 10th edition of the February Palatka Bluegrass show held at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. They were followed by the James King Band and Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Dailey and Vincent along

  • Music In The Mountains 2012

    Among the many wonderful music festivals in West Virginia, one of the longest-running and most successful is Music In The Mountains, the Summersville bluegrass festival. Started in 1980, the 33rd annual festival recently took place and Valerie and I had

  • 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards

    This report on the 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards is a contribution from Martin Chapman. Over the past weekend, the luxurious Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka cottage country, underwent a major transformation. The Province's most well-known indoor and outdoor

  • Blistered Fingers report

    This festival report comes from our friend Katy Daley, morning host on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. She also sent along these photos from David Staples. Hurricane warnings were up all over New England but Saturday was beautiful for the 37th Blistered Fingers

  • Kevin Prater to The Bluegrass Brothers

    Kevin Prater has joined up with The Bluegrass Brothers on banjo. He had worked for some time with James King, playing mandolin and singing tenor, but had gotten his start as a banjo picker. Kevin had been working of late