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  • Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

    ryan_cavanaugh_thThe Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013. Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar […]

  • Coming Back Home To You from LRB

    lrb_thMountain Home Music has released a compilation album for Lonesome River Band, containing 12 tracks from the band’s prior projects for the label, which are no longer available on CD. LRB’s Sammy Shelor chose the tracks for Coming Back Home To You along with the current […]

  • Banjostand coming back to World of Bluegrass

    banjo_art_thOne of the most talked-about aspects of the 2014 World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh was the temporary art exhibit, Banjostand, designed by Bland Hoke. It was constructed on site surrounding the iconic statue of Sir Walter Raleigh by Bruno Lucchesi. We noticed it right away […]

  • Montage video from Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman

    red_silver_thBrian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman have created a new video, using audio from one of the tunes on their new album of banjo/fiddle duets, The Red Fiddle & The Silver Banjo, against a montage of lovely photos taken by Theo Van Trier, a Dutch mandolinist and […]

  • Last batch from Gettysburg, August 2015

    junior_thHere is Frank Baker’s final gallery of images from the August 2015 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. We’ll have his photos from the Delaware Valley festival after Labor Day.

  • BooGrass Bash launches in October

    boograss_thHalloween and bluegrass music haven’t traditionally clicked together in people’s minds, but folks in Anderson, SC are hoping to change that.They have schedule a three-day, indoor bluegrass festival to launch this year over the Halloween weekend at the Anderson County Civic Center. The BooGrass Bash will […]

  • WBCM radio launches this afternoon

    wbcm_thThe Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA is officially launching its new radio service today at 5:00 p.m. with a live radio broadcast from the museum. WBCM will be broadcasting in the region at 100.1 FM, with the signal also available online and via […]

  • Mountain Faith to the semifinals on AGT

    mountain_faith_thIf you didn’t catch America’s Got Talent’s results show last night, there was great news for bluegrass fans. Mountain Faith Band achieved the votes required to make it through to the semifinals. So instead of heading home to Sylva, NC and papa Sam McMahan’s tire […]

  • Video documentary of successful Guinness Record attempt

    mandos_thThe US mandolin world rejoiced on August 4 when a group of 491 mandolinists assembled at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA to re-establish the Guinness World Record for largest mandolin ensemble. Organizer Tara Linhardt is still awaiting final confirmation from Guinness that they […]

  • Results from the 2015 Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

    smsf_thOn August 22 the winners of the 4th annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival Song Competition were announced. The festival was created four years ago after the organizer, Cyndy Montgomery Reeves, attended a similar event in the Florida keys. Her immediate reaction was that the place for a […]

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