| Sep 10, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Sixty-one barbecue teams and nearly 46 bluegrass bands brought the competition and the music to this weekend's Pickin' in the Panhandle at the Lazy A Campground.
The festival, estimated to bring in between 8,000 and 10,000 people during its three days,...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 11:24 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
The first album in eight years from Gillian Welch and her longtime partner David Rawlings went through a difficult birth. The duo wrote and abandoned many songs before settling on the 10 that make up “The Harrow & the Harvest....
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Michael Allen McDonald, 39, of Hagerstown, Md., was called home to be with his Lord on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
Born Nov. 23, 1971, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Mary Ann Ruffner McDonald of Front Royal, Va., and the late Richard McDonald....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Sammy Shelor has been playing the banjo since he was four years old, and his reputation as a master of traditional bluegrass is already well-established, but with his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday night, the Patrick County...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Mandolinist-guitarist-vocalist Roland White’s performance Tuesday night at Viva Cantina not only marks a homecoming for the onetime Burbank resident, but also a rare local opportunity to see a performer whose experience in traditional and...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Any bluegrass fans looking for live music and jamming opportunities need look no further than the Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association.
Bill Maddrey, webmaster and newsletter editor for the organization, keeps up with string band activities...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Guitars are lifeless, resonant boxes of engineered wood and strings, tuned in fourths, in the corner of the stage, collecting dust, instruments of torture (in the wrong hands) that make you want to pay your tab and split.
But every so often, the right...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:35 AM
With the late summer sun filtering through the Spanish moss hanging from decades-old oak trees surrounding a historic one-room schoolhouse, now the Cassia Community Club, the sounds of Bill Monroe's Lonesome Road Blues floated through the air from the...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Saturday Plus Program with displays about the U.S. Constitution. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free with admission charge of $7; $6, ages 4 to 17; $5, seniors; complimentary, military; free for...
| May 12, 2011
| 5:32 AM
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| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club building in Maugansville. Admission is $4 per person.
Pen Mar Park
The summer concert series continues Sunday at Pen Mar Park as the featured group...