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Mandolin wiz Jeff Austin has just announced a fall tour for his Jeff Austin Band project, which features Danny Barnes , Eric Thorin , and Ross Martin .
Hot bluegrass bands from around North America are making their way to the area for the 36th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival running July 31 to August 3. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado is a high energy band from Colorado featuring Jeff's lighting-fast fingers on banjo and his son Tristan, an award-winning mandolin player.
Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.
Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland . A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars.
Year two of the Raleigh era of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass won’t kick off until late September, but plans are already coming together.
The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who discovered the Titanic, Robert Ballard.
By Guest Columnist James Reams It's hard to watch the Country Music Awards and not wonder why the IBMA Awards are largely ignored by the music industry.
A summer storm that rolled into Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon produced high winds that downed trees and knocked out power to several stoplights along College Avenue.
Shawn says that he recorded this one with several members of his talented family, names that may not be familiar to bluegrass fans.
Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff have been welcome additions as guests with Yonder Mountain String Band on the group's first post-Jeff Austin tour.
Known for firing off punk-inspired bluegrass diddies, the group's new album, Wild Animals , feels like a sea change.
Here's our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the RockyGrass festival in Lyons, CO.
Thursday night at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is usually something of a warm-up.
To be clear, it's always been cool to like Dwight Yoakam. Music listeners in the "everything but country crowd" only started figuring that out in recent years.
The third and final day of Forecastle finally arrived. The fest's weekend felt much longer than, well, a weekend, though each day seemingly flew by.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:15 am
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