| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Folk music is an increasingly elastic genre. Punk rockers, indie kids and jazz heads all have been making acoustic music that could fall under that category. Richmond's A Good Natured Riot is one of the bands that's been stretching the style.
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:42 PM
A tear came to the eye of Marjorie McDonald when she talked about her husband Sunday.
A talented bluegrass musician and songwriter, Mike McDonald of Hagerstown worked in the Washington, D.C., area as a master HVAC technician for 22 years before a fall...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Strap on your dancing shoes (no sneakers or rubber soled shoes, please) and visit Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St., Friday night for a Ballroom at the Barn dance.
Here is a chance for you to enjoy your skills from the dance class...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:47 PM
This weekend the quiet, rolling hills of the Washington County Agricultural Education Center will come to life with the hustle and bustle of the annual Washington County Ag Expo and Fair.
The Ag Expo opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and continues...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
The Coleman Station Bluegrass Festival has grown and evolved over the years, but the event’s music is as traditional and family-oriented as ever.
The show, in its eighth year, has remained down to earth under the direction of its founders, the...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:08 AM
CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Fans of traditional American instrumental music have a chance to fill their fancy next month at the Harsens Island Bluegrass Festival.
The event is being held Aug. 13 on Harsens Island, which is in Lake St. Clair and a...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:48 PM
From the band of bass players in the cafeteria to a gaggle of guitarists down the hall, the musicians who turned out for Fiddlefest on Friday morning weren't just picking, they were picking up some new licks.
Shirley Bates is a bass player from...