Tag Archives: Bluegrass Music

Mountain Arts Center presents the Appalachian Strings and Things Festival

July will be hot with some wonderful music acts coming to the Jenny Wiley Amphitheater in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  The Mountain Arts Center will be producing the inaugural Appalachian Strings & Things on July 2-3. It is described as a mix of old, new, traditional, and progressive Bluegrass music, with some acoustic stylings thrown in. The music …

Sturgill Simpson reveals Merle Haggard co-write on newest album

At the stroke of midnight, Sturgill Simpson released without notice his newest album, Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.  For the album, he brought together “The Hillbilly Avengers” again that is filled with an all-star cast of musicians.  Just like the previous album, they were revisiting and reinterpreting Sturgill’s musical selections in the …

Gary Brewer hits top of the bluegrass charts

Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers

After turning countless heads in 2020 with the critically-acclaimed 40th Anniversary Celebration album, Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers have even more reason to celebrate as the project jumps to No. 1 this week on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. The achievement marks the first time in his illustrious career that Brewer has topped the chart. The star-studded collection …

Museum of Appalachia to host Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention

2019 Fiddlers Convention at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN

The Museum of Appalachia will be hosting the 2nd annual Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention.  It is an opportunity for musicians across the region to compete for cash and bragging rights.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine, on June 1, 2019. Join others for a day filled with …