Today we remember the legendary Lester Flatt, born this day in 1914. His contributions while performing with Bill Monroe and then Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys left a rich bluegrass music legacy.
Appropriately, Lester was a member of the inaugural class of Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees in 1991, along with Monroe and Scruggs.
His brilliant lead vocals, rhythm guitar playing, and MC work are on display in this clip from the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy birthday to the late David “Stringbean” Akeman, who entertained the country with his old-fashioned banjo picking and comedy on both the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw, as well as alongside Bill Monroe.
Enjoy Stringbean's performance of "Hillbilly Fever" on the TV show he was most well-known for. ... See MoreSee Less
The entire bluegrass music community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dennis Jones. He was a long-time broadcaster on WNCW, a devout champion of our music, and a friend to so many in our industry. We send our sympathies to Dennis' family and all who knew him. ... See MoreSee Less
2019 Dates: TBA. Featuring IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and acts that stretch the boundaries across eight stages in downtown Raleigh. The Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater is a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501c(3) that provides emergency support for bluegrass music professionals (from website).