• Merry Christmas Everybody from The Spinney Brothers

    The Christmas releases for 2016 are coming in hot and heavy this month, including this new offering from The Spinney Brothers, appropriately titled Merry Christmas Everybody. The boys, Canadian by birth, counter the charge of "too soon!" by noting that Canadian Thanksgiving

  • Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival 2016

    For over 5 decades, Southern Ohio has been a hotbed for bluegrass music, tracing back to the briarhoppers heading north for the industrial boom of the '50s and '60s. Supporting a family sometimes meant leaving your native mountains for the

  • More photos from Nothin’ Fancy 2016

    Nothin’ Fancy had a perfect weather weekend for their 16th festival this past weekend. Remington Ryde opened Friday’s show to a “ready for some bluegrass music” crowd. They were followed by multi-IBMA award nominees, Flatt Lonesome. Then Little Roy Lewis and

  • Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

    Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to

  • Thursday at Charlotte 2016

    Thursday started out as the one day at Charlotte that always happens – a little chilly and misty. Late afternoon brought warmth and a little sunshine and the rest of the weekend promises lots of sun and warmth. Local bands were

  • Living The Dream from The Spinney Brothers

    Mountain Fever Records has released the title track from their upcoming Spinney Brothers album, Living The Dream, as a first single. It's sentiment is one familiar to anyone who has to spend time away from loved ones at work, in this case

  • Palatka Bluegrass Festival – February 2016

    The 12th February Palatka Bluegrass festival opened Thursday at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. Florida band Penny Creek opened the show. Greg Cahill brought Special Consensus to the stage. Special C is in its 41st year of touring and always brings top notch music

  • Thursday at Nothin’ Fancy 2015

    Thursday at the 15th Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival opened with the wonderful sibling harmony of Flatt Lonesome. Bluegrass Today columnist, Chris Jones, brought the Night Drivers to the stage next. Virginia native, Larry Stephenson, is always a favorite at the

  • Catching Up With the Spinney Brothers

    Maybe the Spinney Brothers should try to negotiate a contract that pays them by the mile. Sure, every bluegrass band racks up the miles, but when home is in Nova Scotia, just about every trip for Rick and Allan Spinney is

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