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Sam Bush: The Full Picture
Oct31

Sam Bush: The Full Picture

Read about the new documentary on bluegrass icon Sam Bush   Sam Bush has done just about everything there is to do musically. He has been a prize-winning teenager, key figure in the ‘new grass’ revolution, member of Bluegrass Alliance, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris’s Nash Ramblers, revered solo artist (seven albums and a live DVD), collaborator and multiple award winner (including an Americana Music...

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50 Years
Sep07

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50 Years

Read the recorded fiftieth year celebration Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Release ‘Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends’ – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years CD and CD/DVD combo recorded live at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Some of us were fortunate enough to witness this event. It was almost twelve months ago and a day or two before the Americana Music Conference and Festival...

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Frank Solivan Shows Yet Another Side
Apr14

Frank Solivan Shows Yet Another Side

Read our review of Frank Solivan’s ‘Family Friends & Heroes’ Frank Solivan – Family Friends & Heroes Frank Solivan is an impressive individual. He is the lead voice, mandolinist and director of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, a Grammy-nominated and IBMA-award winning (for the coveted gong Best Instrumental Band) outfit from Washington DC.  As well as being a super group of musicians, they have great...

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Show With Very Special Guests
Jul28

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Show With Very Special Guests

Read about Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s historic concert Showcase on Americanafest 2015 #7 NOW SOLD OUT Nitty Gritty Dirt Band To Play 50th Anniversary Show At The Ryman Auditorium Nashville Joining The Band Will Be Alumni Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House Other Special Guests Include Vince Gill, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jackson Browne and Jimmy Ibbotson September 14 2015 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff...

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Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1
Sep28

Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1

Read about our first day at Wide Open Bluegrass 2013   After a quick coffee a block away we noticed these chargers for electric-powered cars. Bag packed for the day, we headed straight for the Amphitheatre where The Grass Cats were playing – very nice too. First impressions of the venue are: beautiful sound, no cover but clouds welcome and facilities well set out. Talked to a fellow from Denmark who mentioned that dobro...

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