• Tom Gray’s 82nd birthday bash

    The DC Bluegrass Union hosted a party over this past weekend to celebrate the birthdays of two capitol area bluegrass greats, Tom Gray and Carroll Swam, both of whom are turning 82 years of age. Tom's 82nd was last week,

  • Congratulations Tom and Barb!

    Tom Gray, former bass player with The Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, and many other DC-based bluegrass groups, was married to Barbara Elizabeth Diederich on Saturday May 11 at the Palisades Community Church in Washington, DC. Of course there was music, as Tom sang

  • Reminisce with Tom Gray on WAMU

    Hey all you Country Gentlemen fans out there... Has Katy Daley got a deal for you! On her morning show tomorrow on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, Katy will spend two hours with Tom Gray talking about his early days with The Country Gentlemen,

  • Tom Gray on George Shuffler

    George Shuffler, Tom Gray, and James Alan Shelton perform during Shuffler's induction to the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame - photo by Roy Swan This reminiscence comes courtesy of Tom Gray, among the most prominent bass players in the history of

  • The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock

    Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and

  • Seminars at IBMA 2013

    IBMA's World of Bluegrass gives folks many chances to meet and learn from others in the industry, both from experts on panels and just chances to mix, mingle and swap stories with other musicians, broadcasters, mangers, and festival promoters. I attended a

  • A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

    It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the

  • Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

    An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike's influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely