Steep Canyon Rangers, the band who backed Steve Martin in 2010 as the Merlefest headliners will play on the Watson Stage this Friday by themselves as one of the festival’s knee deep chart of premier performers before heading off to […]
“Merlefest always attracts such a diverse range of artists, the people that come to see that kind of line-up want to experience so many types of music; Merlefest really shows the people who are working at their music and bringing […]
Earl Scruggs, known as the pioneer of the 3-finger banjo style, has died at the age of 88. Before Scruggs, the banjo was played in a claw-hammer fashion. Pioneering a new way to play, Scruggs added metal picks onto the […]
Promising to supply “up and coming” bluegrass artists who have raw energy yet polished pickin’ is a bold statement to boast, but that’s exactly what the “This Ain’t Your Momma’s Bluegrass” series swore to produce and then delivered their first […]
It’s like a freshly brewed glass of sun tea with a splash of lemon and sugar. Jill Andrews’ first solo full length album, The Mirror, takes you to an intimate place of joy, sorrow, heartache and love. After Jill Andrews […]
Milagro Saints are currently recording their new album “Chance & Circumstances” with Nashville producer Jick Winzlow recording at his home studio in Carrboro NC. SD Ineson (guitar, vocals), former member of English NYC-based bandThe Jack Rubies, (who released two albums […]
Dr Ralph Stanley plays at Appalachian State in Boone NC. “Nathan Stanley Ent. presents Dr. Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley with Ben “Cooter” Jones.” This was printed on hundreds of tickets for the Ralph Stanley concert at the Carolina Theatre […]
It’s clear as soon as you put on the first tune of Town Mountain’s new album Steady Operator; these boys know what they’re doing. The clean, crisp licks and runs featured throughout the album showcase the talent of the gifted […]
Friday’s Merlefest headliners the Doobie Brothers had the crowd on their feet with classics as well as songs from their new album World Gone Crazy released in 2010. Crowd pleasing favorite classics included China Grove, Black Water, Listen to the […]
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