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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country History and Origins From 1967 through today, WAMU has been a proud supporter of bluegrass music and its culture, which has been part of the Washington region for many years. A large migration from Appalachia occurred during the 1940s, making Washington the capital of a blossoming bluegrass music scene. Bluegrass became a […]

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  • Finishing up at MACC ’16

    macc4_thThe 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All […]

  • Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLain

    kelly_thMichael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards, about 30 miles south of […]

  • ‘Dusters support Ryan Adams on Colbert

    adams_thAlt-folk, Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Adams called on The Infamous Stringdusters and one of their Ladies & Gentlemen collaborators, Nicki Bluhm, for an all-acoustic version of his song Oh My Sweet Carolina on last night’s Late Show on CBS television. Adams, a North Carolina native, had […]

  • Rough and Rocky video from the High Bar Gang

    high_bar_thWestern Canada’s High Bar Gang has released a music video for one of the tracks from their sophomore album, Someday The Heart Will Trouble The Mind. It’s a distaff version of Flatt & Scruggs’ evergreen, Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky, sung by the Gang’s trio […]

  • Bluegrass Junction is moving August 4

    junction_thSiriusXM is moving their Bluegrass Junction channel a few clicks up the dial next week. On August 4, the 24/7 bluegrass feed will jump to channel 62, one spot higher than where you are used to finding it. Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM tells us that three channels in […]

  • Musicians Against Childhood Cancer – Friday ’16

    macc_thThe 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival took place last week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All of the proceeds […]

  • Eddy Raven and Lorraine Jordan do Rocky Mount

    eddy_lorraine_thLorraine Jordan and Carolina Road joined Grand Ole Opry star, Eddy Raven for a recent performance at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA. The venue is a public/private partnership of sorts, where the town of Rocky Mount works with a variety of promoters and […]

  • Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

    ben_thMoonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]

  • Weekend photos from Marshall Bluegrass Festival

    mafia_thFriday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival opened with a newly formed band, The Local Mash, created by Tony Zapolnik and his fiancé, Jennifer Strickland. Jennifer is a well-known bassist/singer/songwriter in the bluegrass world. They are joined by Michiganders Danielle Smith and Chad Phelps. Indiana/Michigan band […]

  • Charles Haney passes

    charles_haney_thCharles Haney, a noted bluegrass promoter in the 1960s, died on Sunday, July 24. He had been ill for some time and was 85 years of age when he passed. Charles was the brother of Carlton Haney, who worked as an agent and promoter for Bill […]

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