A Regular Friday Feature

By: Rick Cornish


Bologna Fishing‏ - Presented by The Moron Brothers' School of Bologna!

As springtime has arrived our minds are set upon one thing, fishing. Image635645046719974642Now when we were kids there were three ingredients needed to have a good day of fishing and that’s fishing poles, bait and bologna.

Our daddy used to take us to the river every Saturday where we’d fish all afternoon and then eat bologna sandwiches. We’d almost always catch our limit. We would have so much fun fishing that often we’d forget about the bologna in the cooler.


"Ain't That Crazy" - First Single from Gold Heart on Mountain Fever Records!

Image635647770147285666Mountain Fever Records announces the release of "Ain't That Crazy," the first single from sister trio Gold Heart. The band's debut album on Mountain Fever Records, Places I've Been, will be released May 26th. 

Gold Heart, featuring the Gold sisters Tori (mandolin), Jocey (guitar), and Shelby (fiddle) have been touring world wide and astounding audiences with their fun personalities, intense harmonies and brilliant musicianship since 2005.


2015 FreshGrass Award Open for Submissions!

2015 FreshGrass Award Open for Submissions   Over $25,000 in prizes offered to the brightest up-and-coming bluegrass stars in four categories, Band, Duo, Banjo, and new this year, FiddleThe FreshGrass Award, a highlight of the eponymous three-day bluegrass and roots music festival held each fall at MASS MoCA, crowns up-and-coming musicians who offer a fresh take on the genre.

Now in its third year, the Award expands from three categories to four — giving unsigned bands, duos, and banjo and fiddle players a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling over $25,000, recording time at Compass Records’ studio in Nashville, and a slot on the stage at FreshGrass 2016.


Big Country Bluegrass Releases 1st Single from New Album!

Image635646354333539567Rebel Records is thrilled to announce today’s release of “Bluefield West Virginia Blues,” the new single from Big Country Bluegrass'  upcoming third Rebel album, Country Livin'.

The rollicking number was co-written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall and Troy Engle and is one of two Tom T. & Dixie compositions on the project.

National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inducts Several Distinguished New Members!

The National Fiddlers Hall of Fame will induct the 2015 class of inductees on May 28, 2015, 7:30pm at the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Performing Arts Center (BAPAC). 

The induction ceremony and concert will feature performances by Tulsa’s Jana Jae, fellow inductee Jay Ungar, along with several previous inductees and area fiddle artists.

The distinguished list of 2015 inductees includes:  The “First Lady of Country Fiddle,” Jana Jae.  Jae gained fame playing fiddle tunes on a blue violin during television's long-running Hee Haw series.

The “First Lady of Country Fiddle,” Jana Jae.  It will be a night to remember as the National Fiddler Hall of Fame honors some of the most talented names in the art of Fiddle at the 2015 Induction Ceremony and Concert.


Tex Logan Update

TEX LOGAN  4-12-15Tex' daughter, Jody, writes:

I am here at the rehab facility with Dad. He looks much better but still is very weak. He has physical therapy daily. I needed to come here and advocate for him as his insulin is way off and they were feeding him the wrong diet filled with sugar! Meeting with his "team" on Tuesday afternoon to see what the plan and timeframe is. Thanks to all of you for your continued support.


Alice Gerrard Concert to be Live-Streamed This Sunday!

Image635642887329164474PineCone-Piedmont Council of Traditional Music is excited to announce something new we'll be trying this weekend - in addition to hosting the live concert at the Museum of History, we are also partnering with Myriad Media to live stream the show on Concert Window!

The Council has been exploring options for live streaming for some time, and have received requests and inquiries from concert attendees about live streaming, particularly for free concerts.