Outside of Bluegrassland, we’re always hearing about what everybody’s doing. Everybody was kung fu fighting, everybody wants to rule the world, everybody loves Raymond and so on. But what’s everybody doing in Bluegrassland?
We’ll be unleashing our fourth and final installment on the life and times of one of Bluegrass-dom’s most unsung labels—King Bluegrass Records—which popped out 44 albums during the ’70s. We’ll be checking out the last 16 of those LPs—from the Moore Brothers through Robert Trout & Super Bluegrass—with Larry Sparks, Uptown Bluegrass, and the Piney […]
These political entities are the focal point of everyday rural BluegrassLand life. Most BluegrassLanders spend most of their lives therein and those who leave seemingly always are willing to move heaven and earth to get back. It’s the place they call home. Thanks to the mighty contributions of Ned Crisp, Amanda Cook, Mules & Men, […]
There are few, if any, surer signs of summer than longer days, rising temperatures, ear-deafening insect noise, swimming down by the fishin’ hole, bluegrass music festivals, July 4th fireworks and hot new bluegrass releases. We’ll be unleashing the latest from the likes of Larry Sparks, Tim O’Brien, Alan Bibey & Doyle Lawson, and Joe Mullins […]
It’s more of a state of being than an actual state. It’s the 8th largest and 21st most populous state whose motto is “nil sine numine” (Nothing without Providence}.” Providence has indeed been kind, blessing the state with an incredible array of natural wonders that provided the inspiration for some memorable tunes. With the help […]
It’s the 38th state admitted to the union which is endowed with a little bit of everything—58 peaks over 14,000 feet high; the largest flattop mountain in the world; the highest paved road, highest suspension bridge and tallest sand dune in the U.S.; and the subject of some great songs. We’ll be celebrating the bluegrassical […]
We’ll be careening back to 1981 when, among other things: “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” airs on TV; “Raiders of the Lost Ark” premieres; the rock group Steely Dan disbands; the song “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes hits number one; Larry Holmes TKO’s Leon Spinks for the heavyweight boxing title; Pope John Paul […]
They’re ancestors of all dogs and are rightfully celebrated in myths, legends and fables. Admired for their intelligence, cunning, stealth, speed, and adherence to a strict social order, they’re one of nature’s most fascinating—and sung about—creatures. With the assistance of Greensky Bluegrass, John Hartford, the Hackensaw Boys, and the Good Ole Persons, we’ll be looking […]
With their intimidating looks, spine-tingling cries, cunning intelligence and other-worldly adaptability, these animals inspire adoration, fear, controversy and some tolerably fine bluegrass. With the help of Tony Rice, Junior Sisk and Chris Jones we’ll be living with, dancing with and howling with the wolves.
Few things scream bluegrass more than BBQ, string ties, Stetson hats, Martha White flour and band names including the words “mountain boys.” Bluegrass originated in the mountains of Appalachia and the earliest practitioners were proud to signal from whence they hailed. To punctuate that point, we’ll continue rolling through the “mountain boys” alphabet with part […]