• Spinney Brothers recognized by local MLA

    The Spinney Brothers of Nova Scotia got a nice surprise when their local Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Keith Irving, wrote a letter of congratulations for their success in the bluegrass industry, and read it aloud to the House of Commons. This

  • Terry Poirier to Little Roy & Lizzy

    Terry Poirier has been announced as the new bass player with the Little Roy & Lizzy Show. The Canadian native now living in Lexington, KY will start his tenure with the band on June 9. Terry went looking for a job

  • The Spinney Brothers to quit the road

    Rick Spinney, banjo player for the Nova Scotia, Canada-based band, The Spinney Brothers, recently announced that he is to leave the band at the end of the summer season. Formed in 1991 as The Spinney Brothers & Close Company they became

  • 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