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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry – Sugar Baby

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry perform the Dock Boggs classic “Sugar Baby” live on the Old Time Jam.

Ben Eldridge to receive DCBU’s 2015 Washington Monument Award

Ben Eldridge

Co-founder of Seldom Scene will be honored for outstanding contribution to bluegrass for over 40 years.

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  • Junior Sisk on the mend

    junior_thJunior Sisk has had a rough couple of weeks since his spinal cord surgery on February 12. He came through the surgery just fine, but had a tough few days in the immediate aftermath with pain and swelling. The surgery was to relieve pressure on […]

  • Live streaming from Wintergrass

    wintergrass_thIn addition to their ongoing Bluegrass Roundup, concluding this weekend, Concert Window will be broadcasting Friday and Saturday from Wintergrass in Bellevue, WA. The festival begins today, and runs through Sunday. Concert Window will be broadcasting from the Third Place Cedar Stage on the evenings […]

  • Eddie and Martha Adcock recovering after serious auto accident

    adcocks_thMartha Adcock shared this report of the horrifying car crash she and Eddie were in over this past weekend. Both vehicles were demolished but, in the good news side of the equation, both she and Eddie are likely to fully recover. Here is her description… I […]

  • The Story behind the Song – Church in the Wildwood  

    wildwood_thChurch in the Wildwood isn’t a recently written song. It was actually composed in 1857 by a young music teacher named William S Pitts as a result of a June visit to Bradford, Iowa. Pitts was on a stagecoach ride that stopped at the town. […]

  • Arrangements for Monroe Fields – UPDATED

    fields_thFor friends of Monroe Fields in the Knoxville area, here are the details about his funeral arrangements for tomorrow. Services will be held in the chapel at Bridges Funeral Home in Knoxville, TN on February 26 at 7:00 p.m. The family will visit with all comers […]

  • NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

    newtown_thMoonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]

  • Counterintuitive business strategies for bluegrass bands

    jones_thThe word “counterintuitive” has definitely earned its place among the most overused words and phrases of the last 10 years, like “frankly” (the favorite of politicians, and that may cover the last 20 years), “twerk,” “going forward,” “at the end of the day,” and “rock […]

  • Ralph Stanley is 88 years young

    ralph_thToday is a special day in bluegrass music, the 88th birthday of the great Ralph Stanley. And with 68 years of touring behind him, what will he be doing to celebrate? Ralph will be taking his Clinch Mountain Boys to Nashville for two nights on […]

  • Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

    ben_thForty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame. This Friday, he’ll receive […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 2/24/15

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with a look at this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, previewing the DC Bluegrass Festival in Northern Virginia.  

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