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Writes a great hook, and can stay back on the change up

Back in the days when I served on the IBMA Board, as I think I’d mentioned in a previous column, it was a simpler and less stressful time, a time before social media and the clip-on tuner. I also pointed out that my biggest accomplishment […]

Buddy Merriam celebrates 25 years on WUSB

WUSB has been on the air in Long Island, NY since 1977 from the campus of Stony Brook University. And since 1991, Buddy Merriam has broadcast bluegrass music over their air on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For those of us a bit arithmetically challenged, […]

Final images from Gettysburg, Spring 2016

Here is our final gallery of images taken by Frank Baker at the May ’16 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Thanks again to Frank for all the fine photos!

Moving day for IBMA

The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting in Owensboro, KY and in […]

Repost: James King interview from 2014

Given last week’s loss of the great James King, it seems fitting to repost this interview we did with him during the 2014 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. Funeral services for King are being held today at 2:00 p.m. At the time of this […]

Della Mae going hard this summer, then taking a break

Della Mae has announced that they are gearing up for some exhaustive touring this summer, to be followed by an indefinite hiatus starting in mid-August. Citing a desire for time at home and to work on individual solo projects, the ladies did not indicate a clear-cut […]

Congratulations Kameron and Kayla

Kameron Keller, bass player with The Darrell Webb Band, and his sweetheart, Kayla Campbell, were married this past Saturday, May 21. The love birds were wed at The Millstone in Limestone, TN, and will settle not far from there in Jonesborough. Kayla and Kameron are honeymooning […]

Mountain Heart backstage at The Opry

The newest iteration of Mountain Heart got to play the Grand Ole Opry this past weekend, and used the occasion to capture their song, Have You Heard About The Old Hometown, on video backstage. Their new album, Blue Skies, includes sounds with a wide variety […]

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

  Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth”. That’s how I feel about the new Arliss Nancy album “Greater Divides” which was released this past week. I turned it up and pressed play in my car during the 15 minute commute home from work and by the […]

Monday Morning Video – A Double Dose of Beach Slang

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Beach Slang, a Philadelphia rock band (apparently with some Rhode Island roots), passed through Boston last week and put on one hell of a show. The quartet unleashed a fury of guitars and attitude, much to the crowds delight. The set list was a moving target in the best way. Plenty of band originals, along […]

Free Bright Star banjo tabs from Steve Martin

To help promote his new Broadway musical, Bright Star, written with Edie Brickell, Steve Martin has created and is giving away a free iOS app with banjo tabs for all the songs in the show. The Bright Star app will work on iPhones and iPads and […]

Foggy Mountain Troubadour out today

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler a much anticipated biography by Penny Parsons is published today, Monday, May 23, 2016. It would be foolhardy to say that John Ray ‘Curly’ Seckler was a side-man; that is forgetting his 25 years as […]

Sunday Selections: May 22, 2016

We’re really, really, really tired of having taglines about music legends who have died. This week, country music lost another icon in Nashville Songwriters Hall [...]

Episode 120: W.B. Walker’s Old Soul Radio Show Podcast (Drankin’ With W.B. – Throwback Episode #2)

The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums: (Subscribe to show on Apple device) (Subscribe to show on Android device) All music is used with permission. Go to Source Author: wbwalker

Funeral arrangements for James King – please help if you can.

Funeral arrangements for James King have been announced. His family and friends wanted to wait a few days to allow his many, many friends in the music world to make plans to travel and attend. Viewing and visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 23, from […]

Joe Mullins checking in from the UK

This post is a contribution from popular bluegrass artist and radio man, Joe Mullins. He and The Radio Ramblers are celebrating 10 years together with their very first tour of England and Switzerland this week. Joe has promised to send photos and stories while they are away. […]

Bobby Osborne talks to Net Radio Dogs

During last month’s Bobby Osborne tribute in Bristol, TN, Bobby sat down with Rick Dollar of NetRadioDogs for a fifteen minute interview about his long career in bluegrass music. Amidst the backstage craziness at the Paramount Center for the Arts, with a half dozen student […]

Still more from Gettysburg ’16

And here is another gallery of Frank Baker’s photos from the May 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

The Peregrines do Cologne

This post is a contribution from Bobby Britt, fiddler with a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. The guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. It has been a wonderful tour thus far, full of exciting cultural, musical, and […]

Readers’ Pick: Self-Titled by Those Pretty Wrongs

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THOSE PRETTY WRONGS, Those Pretty Wrongs beats out FOY VANCE, The Wild Swan as your favorite for the week of May 13, 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’ Top 25 Spring 2016 WILLIE NILE, […]

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