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Rough and Rocky video from the High Bar Gang

Western Canada’s High Bar Gang has released a music video for one of the tracks from their sophomore album, Someday The Heart Will Trouble The Mind. It’s a distaff version of Flatt & Scruggs’ evergreen, Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky, sung by the Gang’s trio […]

Hittin’ the Road with Marcus Blacke, Update 5

2 hours agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Australian singer-songwriter Marcus Blacke is currently on his first tour of the United States. He’s checking in with us from the road to share some of his adventures on the American road. Read on for the latest update, plus a featured song from his new self-titled album. July 9th-13th Quite unhappily I say farewell to […]

Bluegrass Junction is moving August 4

SiriusXM is moving their Bluegrass Junction channel a few clicks up the dial next week. On August 4, the 24/7 bluegrass feed will jump to channel 62, one spot higher than where you are used to finding it. Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM tells us that three channels in […]

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer – Friday ’16

14 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival took place last week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All of the proceeds […]

Eddy Raven and Lorraine Jordan do Rocky Mount

18 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road joined Grand Ole Opry star, Eddy Raven for a recent performance at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA. The venue is a public/private partnership of sorts, where the town of Rocky Mount works with a variety of promoters and […]

Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

19 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Moonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]

Weekend photos from Marshall Bluegrass Festival

Friday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival opened with a newly formed band, The Local Mash, created by Tony Zapolnik and his fiancé, Jennifer Strickland. Jennifer is a well-known bassist/singer/songwriter in the bluegrass world. They are joined by Michiganders Danielle Smith and Chad Phelps. Indiana/Michigan band […]

Monday Morning Video – The Yawpers got “Suspicious Minds”

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Denver-based The Yawpers made their inaugural trip to Boston (well, really Cambridge) last week. They drew a respectable crowd for a late Sunday night set and proceeded to whip the audience into a frenzy with their distinctive blend of punk, rockabilly and bad-ass rock and roll. They even seemed to take in stride (and actually […]

Readers’ Pick: The Woodstock Sessions by Marley’s Ghost

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

MARLEY’S GHOST, The Woodstock Sessions beats out MICHAEL KIWANUKA, Love and Hate as your favorite for the week of July 15, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer 2016 MARLEY’S GHOST, […]

Charles Haney passes

Charles Haney, a noted bluegrass promoter in the 1960s, died on Sunday, July 24. He had been ill for some time and was 85 years of age when he passed. Charles was the brother of Carlton Haney, who worked as an agent and promoter for Bill […]

Sunday Selections: July 24, 2016

If you need us, we’ll be where our reputations don’t precede us. Which is a way of saying that we’re listening to Miranda Lambert’s new [...]

Thursday photos from MACC

The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All […]

Debut single for The Price Sisters

Rebel Records has released a but single ahead of their first, self-titled album for The Price Sisters, identical twins from Ohio who specialize in the music of Bill Monroe. Lauren and Leanna Price are students in the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, where […]

Flatt Lonesome settles down in Asheville

Don’t get excited… nobody’s moving anywhere. It’s just the latest live video from Flatt Lonesome, doing their modernized version of the Flatt & Scruggs jewel, I’m Gonna Settle Down, at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. This marks the third such video from their […]

Thursday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival

The Marshall Bluegrass Festival held on the Calhoun County Fairground in Marshall, Michigan was kicked off Thursday by Wickle Creek. They were followed by Heart to Heart, a longtime favorite of West Michigan bluegrass fans. Then host band, Harbourtown, took the stage for the first […]

Sunday at Grey Fox ’16 – Kids Academy

Sunday at Grey Fox 2016 continues to have some top quality bands on the stage and the regular morning mediation and yoga classes, but it is also well known for its focus on ensuring a strong continuation of bluegrass music and traditions to the next […]

MACC 2016 kickoff

The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival kicked off on Wednesday, July 19th at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor […]

Always Do video from O’Connor Family Band

One of the great pleasures of age is the experience of having watched life unfold around you, both your own and those of younger people you have encountered along the way. I can recall Mark O’Connor when he was a gangly teenager winning fiddle contests as […]

Lambert & Walz

There are many traditional songs that are beloved in bluegrass circles; songs that can be heard at every jam session from Telluride to Galax. For their debut album, new duo Lambert & Walz has picked out seven favorites from the public domain, added in two […]

Saturday at Grey Fox ’16

Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in whatever what one desired at […]

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