John McEuen, one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), has announced his immediate departure from the iconic group. Stating "enough is enough,"

McEuen exits upon the conclusion of the NGDB 2017 tour (Fargo, ND - Sunday 10/22/17) marking the end of the band's 50th year anniversary.


Friends & Fans Salute Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Celebrate 50 Years of Outdoor Education

imageFor 50 years, Ashokan has introduced children to the natural world. Through compassionate group learning, music, and dance, young people develop a connection with nature that will help them make informed decisions and responsible choices towards improving the quality of life on our planet.

Jay and Molly played a pivotal role in saving Ashokan when the land went up for sale and the end of these valuable programs was imminent.

#3 Coming From Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle!

imageSteve Gulley and New Pinnacle have hit the ground running since their first album in 2015. 

TIME WON’T WAIT, releasing on October 20th, is the group’s third album and features the up-tempo hard drivin’ single “Drowned In Sorrow” written by Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford. 


Bluegrass Aids Huricane Relief!

imageBluegrassers Darin & Brooke Aldridge along with John Cowan and other various artists from the worlds of country, rock, blues, and gospel are all banding together to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Live Stream From Donna Ulisse Postponed!

Due to a battle with seasonal allergies that has resulted in laryngitis, Donna Ulisse has been forced to postpone a planned live streaming concert, originally scheduled for Tuesday, 9/19.

2017 Instrument Championshps Announed At Walnut Valley!

The Walnut Valley Association congratulates this (photo top to bottom) Kyle Tuttle - Nashville, TN; Andy Hatfield - Peoria, IL;Tyler Andal - Nashville, TN; Isaac Eicher - Nashville, TN year’s winners in the many National acoustic instrument Championships.

2017 Bluegrass Banjo Champion

1st Place – Kyle Tuttle from Nashville, TN

2017 National Flat Pick Guitar Champion

1st Place – Andy Hatfield from Peoria, IL

2017 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Champion

1st Place – Tyler Andal from Nashville, TN

2017 National Mandolin Champion

1st Place Winner:  Isaac Eicher from Nashville, TN


WILDFIRE to Wilson Pickins Promotions!

Wilson Pickins is welcoming Wildfire to it's distinguished stable of bluegrass bands.

Wildfire is a powerful stage band and recording artist on the Pinecastle Records label.


Banjos, Music and Running

imageThe Earl Scruggs Center and Plaster Family Dentistry present the 8th annual Rhythm and Roots 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Live music kicks off the event with participants enjoying live music at a number of locations along the route.

Colorado’s MASONTOWN to Release Debut Album, IN THIS TIME, Oct. 13th!

Denver, Colorado’s MasontownDenver, Colorado’s Masontown, is a new young band with an enchanting sound that emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene.

The band is releasing their debut* album IN THIS TIME on Oct. 13, 2017.

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, Bluegrass Style As BALSAM RANGE Delivers New Music October 27th!

imageWorld-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE delivers an orchestrated holiday EP of contemporary and traditional tunes on October 27

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME features this award-winning band with the guest talents of the Nashville Recording Orchestra.