Bluegrass Today

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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We Just Called Him King from Po' Ramblin' Boys

The one year anniversary of James King's death has had a powerful impact on a great many bluegrass lovers, as did his passing on May 19, 2016. Both fans and fellow performers felt a close kinship with James as a person, as well as for the music that spoke to so many people. Sincerity is perhaps the most difficult emotion to convey on stage or…

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HERE'S WHAT'S BUZZING

And yet still more Gettysburg photos

Our Frank Baker is nothing if not thorough. Here is another of his galleries of images from the Spring 2017 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Looks like one more to come.

EWOB celebrates 20 years, bows out on a high note

Old Salt performs at EWOB 2017 - photo by Jos van der Lelie The twentieth European World Of Bluegrass Festival and Convention was held this weekend in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands. All ingredients were there for a huge celebration. Many of the…

Sowell Family Pickers take 1st at Silver Dollar City

The results are in from the 2017 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held each year during the Bluegrass and BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Roughly a dozen young groups are invited to compete, with more than $4,000 in prize…

Sofar Sounds or Come On-A My House

Most readers of Bluegrass Today are by now familiar with the house concert. If you aren’t, I’ll just explain that it’s a concert—and you may want to be sitting down for this—that takes place in a house. Some people like to compare it to…

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