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May Bluegrass festival links for 2021.Click on the festival names to visit event websites for  2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals in May Based on daily changes in the status of the coronavirus pandemic and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control some festivals have been canceled or postponed. While we are trying to stay up with the […]

Click on festival titles to visit event websites for more information. 2021 April Bluegrass Festivals.   Bristol Bluegrass Spring FestApril 9th through the 10th in Bristol, Virginia. Tucson Folk FestivalApril 10th and 11in Tucson, Arizona. Florida State Bluegrass Festival.April 9th through the 10th in Perry, Florida. Bluegrass Heritage FestivalApril 23rd through the 25th in Farmers Branch, Texas. […]

2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In March. Winter Bluegrass WeekendMar. 6th through the 8th in Plymouth, Minnesota. Kentucky Fried Pickin’Mar 18th through the 20th in Owensboro, Kentucky. Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival March 27th in Kenansville, North Carolina. NO CONFIRMED DATES, CANCELED OR POSTPONED Bluegrass On The Beach in Lake Havasu City, Arizona Canceled due to COVID. Cabin […]

February Bluegrass Festival links for 2021. Click on titles to visit event websites for more information. 2021 Bluegrass Music Festivals In February. Florida Bluegrass ClassicFebruary 11th  through the 13th in Brooksville, Florida. Palatka Bluegrass FestivalFeb. 18th  through the20th, in Palatka, Florida. Bluegrass First ClassFeb. 19th through the 21st in Asheville, North Carolina. No confirmed dates, canceled or postponed […]

Enter to Win a Loar LM310F Mandolin How do you earn points? Email a video of you singing along to Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin.  (5 entries) [email protected] Send a picture of you wearing your Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin shirt. If you don't have one, you can purchase it by clicking this link. (5 entries) [email protected] [...]

Vern Williams (December 9, 1930– June 6, 2006) Vern was a singer and mandolin player who wasinstrumental in introducing Bluegrass music to the West Coastof the United States. Williams was born in Newton County, Arkansas (or Bullfrog Valley, Pope County, Arkansas), as part of a musical family, that played either the fiddle, the guitar, or […]

Folks, August 27, 2019,  marked what would have been the 94th birthday for my father, Carter Stanley. For many people, their birthdays are a cause for celebration. I can only hope that my Daddy found some small comfort at those times. I know he had to be lonely for his mother and wife that he [...]
The Orange Blossom Special was a deluxe passenger train which inspired the tune by the same name. The song was written and copyrighted by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938 and the first recording took place in 1939 by Ervin and Gordon Rouse. There has been a bit of controversy as to the original composer of [...]