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Driftwood on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Driftwood perform “Company Store” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Leyla McCalla on The Al Steiner Show

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla joins host Al Steiner for a live in-studio performance on Tuesday, November 25 at 2 pm ET.

She’ll perform songs from her new release Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes.

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  • Song of the Mountains mural in Marion

    sotm_mural_thThe town of Marion, Virgina has become a familiar one to fans of bluegrass music based on the popularity of Song Of The Mountains, a live performance television show that airs on dozens of PBS affiliates across the US. Marion has been a strong supporter […]

  • What is going on with IBMA?

    ibma_thSeveral readers have asked us on Facebook, in comments to our recent articles,  and in direct communications, to try and explain what has led to the current turmoil within the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. So here is, to the best of […]

  • Terry and Jan Lease retiring

    midwest_bg_thSince 1986, Terry Lease has been actively promoting bluegrass music in Illinois, and surrounding midwestern states. He and his wife, Jan, hosted their first Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Festival in Springfield in November of ’86, and have run it annually this past 28 years. They […]

  • For IBMA, Time For A Change

    weisberger_thIt’s time for Jon Weisberger to resign as the chairman of IBMA’s board of directors. I don’t say that lightly. As a lifetime member of the organization, I’ve put $1,000 where my mouth is because I believe in bluegrass music, earn part of my living […]

  • A Quiz – Who Am I?

    who_am_iHow well do you know your bluegrass, both contemporary and historic? Check your knowledge of trivia with the questions below. I played with the Lost and Found, the Larry Stephenson Band and the Lonesome River Band before joining Lou Reid and Carolina. Who am I? […]

  • Behind The Mic with Jerry Eicher

    eicher_thClose your eyes and imagine this: an upright radio with a big round dial on the front, with fiddle tunes coming through the speakers. A family gathered around it in the living room, waiting for their favorite song to come on so they can roll […]

  • Three more IBMA Board members resign

    ibma_thEarlier today, At-Large representative Henri Deschamps, Treasurer Elizabeth Wightman, and Agents/Managers/Publicists representative Brian Smith resigned from the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. These came following a vote during last night’s Board meeting to not accept the resignation of Chair Jon Weisberger, who […]

  • My Home Is On This Ole Boxcar from Cody Shuler

    cody_shuler_thCody Shuler has led North Carolina’s Pine Mountain Railroad since 2006, and has recorded three albums with the band. His singing, songwriting and mandolin playing is out front with PMR, and now he is fixing to release his first solo project with Rural Rhythm Records next […]

  • John Dopyera passes

    dopyera_thJohn Dopyera, Jr, son of the inventor of the Dobro guitar, John Sr, passed away on November 12. He was 85 years old. Though he wasn’t a performer, he had dedicated much of his life to helping promote the instrument his father had developed, and made […]

  • New video from Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

    brown2_thWhile working at Tom Feller’s studio earlier this year, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass recorded a music video for the title track of their latest CD, Leaving This Town. It’s a simple performance video for the song, whose complete title is Leaving This Town Little […]

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