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  • Carter Country video from Della Mae

    dellas_thWhen Della Mae played a house concert recently in Manchester, VT, Nancy Nutile-McMenemy captured this live video of the group performing the instrumental, Carter Country. It’s an old-time-sounding fiddle tune which Jason Carter recorded back in 1997 that the Dellas have included in their show […]

  • Flatt Lonesome delivers check to St Jude

    flatt_jude_thEarlier this week several members of Flatt Lonesome made a trip to Memphis, TN to visit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and to deliver a check representing the proceeds from the band’s first ever live online concert event. The band put on an online show […]

  • Kim Williams passes

    williams_thThe bluegrass and country music songwriting community lost one of its giants yesterday evening with the passing of Kim Williams. He was 68 years old. Williams was a native of East Tennessee, born near Rogersville in 1947. Well known in country music circles, he composed hit […]

  • One More Dollar from Bluegrass Stuff

    stuff_thItaly’s Bluegrass Stuff has released a music video for one of the tracks on their upcoming album. It’s their arrangement of One More Dollar by Gillian Welch. The band has been performing and recording in Italy since 1977, led by mandolinist Massimo Gatti that whole time, placing them […]

  • Darrell Brothers challenge The Gibsons

    beyonce_thThings are starting to heat up between two of bluegrass music’s prominent brother acts. As part of their campaign to win the coveted hosting position at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Darrell Bothers have taken to impugning the integrity and bluegrass street cred […]

  • Ladies & Gentlemen – The Infamous Stringdusters

    dusters_thThe Infamous Stringdusters have always done things their own way. Even in their pre-Dusters days, when they performed as Wheel Hoss, this accomplished group of young pickers had a knack for taking things in a different direction. When their sound began to drift away from […]

  • Bluegrass Outlaws at SPBGMA

    outlaws_spbgma_thHere’s a look at The Bluegrass Outlaws, the winners of the 2016 International Band Championship at last weekend’s National SPBGMA Convention in Nashville. The band is fronted by Becky Monk on bass with her husband Chris Monk on banjo, Wesley Wolfe on guitar, Evan Maynard on […]

  • Barry Abernathy working on first solo project

    abernathy_thBarry Abernathy might not be as prominent in the bluegrass world as he once was, but the noted banjo picker and vocalist has set to work this year to do something about that. The Georgia native spent most of his youth in the bluegrass world, […]

  • Mitchell Van Dyke leaves Ralph Stanley

    vandyke_thMitchell Van Dyke, banjo player this past five years with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has tendered his resignation. That follows on yesterday’s word from bass player Randall Hibbitts that he would be leaving the band as well. Though Stanley made his name […]

  • Going Through Carolina from Curtis Wright

    curtis_wright_thIn the 1980s we all got excited when we got to hear bluegrass artists on country radio. Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley had made their way from Ralph Stanley to the Opry, and Jerry Douglas seemed to pop up on every other song that played. […]

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