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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen Live In Our Studio

The legendary duo performs Turn, Turn, Turn during a recent visit to Bluegrass Country.

In Remembrance Of Radio Legend Ray Davis

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Our friend and colleague Ray Davis died Wednesday, Dec. 3 of leukemia. He was 81. Here’s an audio tribute to a man who, for many decades, played an important role in America’s musical traditions. Read the Washington Post article about Ray’s outstanding contributions here.

Bluegrass Grammy Nominees Announced

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen,  Rhonda Vincent and The Del McCoury Band are among the bluegrass artists nominated for the music industry’s highest honor this year.

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  • The Christmas song from Greg Booth

    booth_thAlaskan dobroist Greg Booth has re-released another soulful interpretation of a Christmas classic on reso-guitar. Most years Greg records a new video for the holidays, but for 2014 he has posted this gem he initially shot for Alaskan TV in 2007. This time it’s Bob Wells […]

  • Delmore Dedication Vol 2: Will You Be Lonesome, Too?

    delmore_thEarly country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

  • On A Winter’s Night – John Reischman & The Jaybirds

    winters_night_thJohn Reischman & The Jaybirds are among the most unique and distinctive string bands working on the bluegrass scene today. Part of that comes the many folk and old time influences that are apparent in their music, as opposed to the impact that pop and country have […]

  • Merry Christmas from Chris Jones

    jones_thThe following is a column which was originally posted last Christmas Day. You probably didn’t read it at the time. I know I didn’t. Since I managed to pound one out last Christmas Day, I decided I was entitled to take Christmas Eve off this […]

  • White Christmas from Detour

    detour_xmas_thHere’s another Christmas video from Missy Armstrong and Jeff Rose of Detour, their version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. This song is said to be one of the top selling records of all time, with various versions notching 100 million sales since 1941 when Bing […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – Christmas 2014

    weather_thHere’s our Special Christmas Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report. It would seem that we are all taking the week off.  

  • Delmore Dedication Vol 1: Blue Railroad Train

    delmores_thEarly country stars, the Delmore Brothers were huge influences on not only bluegrass and country music, but blues, folk, rock and roll, and more. The Delmore Brothers received a long overdue Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, recognizing their lasting […]

  • New direction for Sierra Hull

    sierra_thSierra Hull is in the studio again this month trying to finish up her third project for Rounder Records, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. When discussing this record with Rounder’s Ken Irwin this summer, he suggested that she was “going in […]

  • Jacob Eller to The Church Sisters

    jacob_eller_thThe Church Sisters have announced that Jacob Eller has joined their band on bass. Like the Churches, Jacob is a native of SW Virginia who learned to play bluegrass as a youngster. Before touring the world as a member of Sierra Hull’s band, he was […]

  • Flashback reunion band booking for 2015

    flashback_thDon Rigsby and Josh Williams aren’t the only ones with a J.D. Crowe Tribute Band taking shows for next year. The actual band from the Flashback album era, with the actual J.D. Crowe, will be doing a limited number of appearances in 2015. That would be […]

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