You might say that Mac Wiseman, "The Voice with a Heart," has seen it all when it comes to Bluegrass and Country Music. He has witnessed at least seven decades of music history firsthand.
The sad news is Ben Freed passed away, a long time stalwart of the Northeast banjo, bluegrass scene, he influenced many banjo players. He played on the soundtrack for the Coen brothers feature film “Raising Arizona” Ben had a number of widely praised CD’s, Bluegrass Unlimited called Speed of Sound “ both infectious and very creative…” Dr. Banjo, Peter Wernick, called Ben’s CD Suite for Bluegrass Banjo “ one of the best banjo records ever.” Ben was an amazing individual, family man and community builder. He will be missed by that community. Banjo Ben
New York area Bluegrass musician Vincent Cross got a nice surprise recently when visiting his favorite music store. Read Below to see what he has to say.
Wide Open Bluegrass includes both ticketed main stage performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and free stages. A portion of proceeds from the ticket sales of Red Hat Amphitheater go to the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to individuals in the bluegrass music community in times of emergency need.
Congratulations to Mountain Faith of Sylva, NC on this big opportunity!
A message posted on the band's social media page simply says:
We auditioned!!! Be sure to watch this season of America's Got Talent! Tune in on Tuesdays starting May 26th !
- SEASON 10 PREMIERE MAY 26
- TUESDAYS 8/7c
Union House Records announces the first single release, Truck Drivin’, by Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection from their newly formed label.
SETZER (with his "titanium tonsils") was RIPSAW's first recording artist. He is also RIPSAW's most recent artist, having recorded two tracks released in April 2014 on "The Best of Ripsaw Records, Volume 4".