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The United States has a rich history of traditional music, originating from the colonists who settled in the Appalachian mountains and mixed their musical traditions from their home countries.  The two most popular styles of traditional music in the US include Old Time and Bluegrass.  In fact, many people group the two styles together for [...]

September Bluegrass Festival links for 2021. Click on titles to visit event websites for more information. 2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In September SamJam Bluegrass Festival.September 1st through the 5th in  Piketon Ohio. 4848 Festival.Sept 3rd through the 5th in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival.Sept 3rd through the 5th in Elon, North Carolina. Summertown Labor Day […]

August   Bluegrass Festival links for 2021. Click on titles to visit event websites for more information. 2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In August. Pickin in Parsons.Aug. 3rd through the 7th in Parsons, West Virginia. PreddyFest Bluegrass FestivalAugust 6th & 7th in Franklinton, North Carolina. Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival.Aug. 6th and 7th in Madison, Wisconsin. Colt […]

July Bluegrass Festival links for 2021. Click on festival names to visit their website for more information, band line up, and tickets.  2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In July. Remington Ryde Bluegrass FestivalJuly 1st through the 4th in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Bluegrass on the GreenJuly 10th in Louisburg, NC Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman.July 1st, 8th […]

Thank you to all participants of the contest and congratulations to the winners. 1st Place - Kodie Arnold of Hermiston, Oregon 2nd Place - Billy & the Kids of Richlands, NC 3rd Place - Michael Neal of Raleigh, NC 4th Place - Sparky Sandra Day of Ingleside, Ontario

June Bluegrass Festival links for 2021.Click on titles to visit event websites for more information.  2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In June NEPA Bluegrass FestivalJune 3rd through the 6th in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Back Forty Bluegrass FestivalJune 3rd through the 6th, in Curryville, Missouri. John Hartford Memorial CampoutJun 3rd through the 5th in Beanblossom Indiana. Pickin’ on the […]

We would like to congratulate the winners and thank all contestants who participated in the Loar Mandolin Giveaway presented by Pinecastle Music and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.     Sparky Sandra Day
by Wayne Erbsen [sayit] They didn’t call her Mother Maybelle for nuthin.’ Nope. In addition to being the mother of three girls (Helen, Valerie June, and Anita), Maybelle Carter certainly earned the title of Mother of Bluegrass Guitar. Starting in 1927, her lead and rhythm guitar playing laid the foundation that was built upon by [...]