• Scott Napier to Wildfire on mandolin

    Nothing says that bluegrass is getting back to normal like the annual band shuffles that take place at the beginning of the festival season. And with the warmer weather, that is exactly where we are. Wildfire has announced that Scott Napier

  • Three video for new Wildfire single

    Pinecastle Records has released a lyric video for the new single from Wildfire. It's for the song, Three, included on their 2016 album, Rented Room On Broadway. Guitarist/vocalist Robert Hale says that he wrote this one inspired by the birth of

  • Rented Room on Broadway – Wildfire

    It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Wildfire, the group that got its start in 2000 as the house bluegrass band at Dollywood. Since then, they’ve released a handful of albums, scored several hits with songs like Rough

  • Bible And A Bus Ticket from Wildfire

    Pinecastle has released a debut single from their new album for Wildfire, Rented Room On Broadway. It's the more-or-less title track, Bible And A Bus Ticket, from Craig Wiseman and James Dean Hicks, where one of the lines mentions living

  • Bean Blossom 2015 – Day 4

    Daniel Mullins will be reporting from the 2015 Bean Blossom Festival all week, as Internet service in the campground allows. Check back each day for his reports and photos. The fourth day of the 49th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival could have

  • Home Again released by Wildfire

    This is a big month for Wildfire. They've released a new single, signed with a new booking agency, and are looking forward to the release of their first album since 2010 early next year. Let's take those in turn, shall we? The single is I

  • Chris Davis to Wildfire

    Mandolinist and tenor vocalist Chris Davis has been announced as the newest member of Wildfire. He joins Robert Hale on guitar and lead vocals, Curt Chapman on bass, and Johnny Lewis on banjo. Until just recently Chris had been performing as

  • First day at Pickin’ In The Panhandle

    Here are a few shots from our first day at Pickin' In The Panhandle. Much more coming today, including interviews with Tim Shelton and Chris Jones.   You can see all of our coverage from Pickin' In The Panhandle (photos and interviews)

  • Keith Lawrence’s picks for 2011

    Keith Lawrence, the esteemed journalist at the Owensboro Messenger-Enquirer, has been writing about bluegrass music for the newspaper since 1985. Additionally, he has a blog, Bluegrass Notes, which he has been writing since 1991. Earlier this month Lawrence published his Ten