• John Miller Returns to the Stage

    John Miller is back in action after a four-month absence to battle tongue cancer. Miller’s emotional return to the stage came Saturday night when The Travelers played at the Lucketts, Va., community center. If Miller hadn’t talked about his illness from

  • Hillsville 1912 audio CD available

    We have mentioned before the film, Hillsville 1912, a story of murder and mayhem that still divides families and communities in parts of southwestern Virginia. This story of a courthouse shooting 100 years ago doesn't have a specific bluegrass connection, though

  • Pickin’ On Cystic Fibrosis

    This post is a contribution from Amanda Webb, who will be a regular correspondent when Bluegrass Today goes live - soon, I promise! What do you get when you combine one man’s love for music, a desire to meet a need,

  • A tribute to bluegrass heroes

    On Friday night, while Vince Gill was playing a gig in the Washington D.C. suburbs for $110 a ticket, Norman Wright was finishing up a shift at his day job and doing some work on his son’s car before making

  • The Travelers on WDBJ

    The Bluegrass Blog posted earlier this year about the reformation of The Travelers, and their upcoming album on Patuxent Records. The band is based around noted bluegrass sidemen Norman Wright and Kevin Church, who toured with that name in the 1990s.

  • Documentary film on Carroll County Massacre

    Everybody in bluegrass and old time music loves a good killing song, right? Throw in a good courthouse shootout, and it's a sure thing. Just such an incident took place in 1912 at the Carroll County, VA courthouse, where the locally-celebrated

  • The Travelers return

    He’s been a Bluegrass Cardinal, a Gentleman and a Legend. Now Norman Wright is ready to be a Traveler again. The Travelers, which Wright and best friend Kevin Church put together in the late mid-1990s, are back together, booking shows and