• Billy Blue Records signs Appalachian Road Show

    Jerry Salley and Ed Leonard (standing) sign a contract with Darrell Webb and Barry Abernathy Billy Blue Records, the newly-formed bluegrass label headed by Jerry Salley and Ed Leonard, has signed their first artists, Appalachian Road Show, a new band project

  • Schatz excited about Nickel Creek tour

    Mark Schatz will take a six-month leave of absence from the Claire Lynch Band to play bass during the highly anticipated Nickel Creek reunion this spring and summer. He’s already joined Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins in the studio,

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

    Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather

  • Open Wings – Wendy Burch Steel

    Bay Area singer-songwriter Wendy Burch Steel has been writing and performing for almost her entire life. While she taught herself to play guitar at age 11 and played in bands throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she has only recently released

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville – May 2013

    In addition to a reunion show next February at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, the original members of the fabled Bluegrass Album Band are set to reassemble again in May during the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival in Sevierville, TN. These shows coincide

  • Bluegrass Album Band reunion in February

    Bluegrass First Class has long been considered among the top destination events on the festival calendar for bluegrass fans. Held in February each year, the BFC offers a respite from the winter's bluegrass isolation at a "first class" indoor resort,