| 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 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A singer-songwriter/guitarist was a repeat winner at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards acoustic music awards Saturday, but won for a different category. Peter Scapegrace, a former member of the Bethlehem band The Unpronouncable, won for Best Acoustic...
| 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.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Darrin Vincent doesn't remember a time when he wasn't performing music. He was 2 years old, singing onstage as well as on radio and television with his parents and sister Rhonda. It's just what he did growing up, Vincent said. It's also what Jamie Dailey,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2011
Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers.
As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
| 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....
| 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,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Sammy Shelor is a four-time Banjo Performer of the Year. Now, the Patrick County picker has also won the admiration of the popular comedian, actor, author and musician Steve Martin.
Shelor is the second winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 7:11 AM
Two duos looking to go in new directions came together a few years ago to form Dix River Crossing, which will perform Saturday at the Constitution Square Arts Fest, then at the Stanford Bluegrass Festival.The band, which formed in September 2009,...