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  1. 2016 Galax Old Fiddlers Convention winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The names of the winners in the various competition categories at the 81st annual Old Fiddlers Convention have been posted. The convention ran all last week at Felts Park in Galax, VA.


  2. Chestnut Creek School of the Arts hosting Galax eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    With thousands of old time and bluegrass enthusiasts converging this week for the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA, the city's Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has scheduled a week's worth of activities related to the festival in its two Galax facilities. Located a short walk from Felts Park where the festival is sited, Chestnut Creek will host a pair of exhibits relating to the festival at their main building on Main Street, with open jam sessions at their Woodworking Studio another block away.


  3. Fiddlin' - Galax convention documentary filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Just as folks all across the southeastern US are preparing for the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA next month, comes news of a new documentary film project about the convention from a pair local gals who grew up in the Galax area. Titled simply, Fiddlin ' , the film is entering into post-production now, and the two primaries Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic have created a KickStarter campaign to see if bluegrass and old time music fans might contribute towards the costs of completing the project.


  4. Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Michael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards , about 30 miles south of Nashville during the season, and at select dates throughout the southern and eastern US.


  5. A Show for Joe in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Joe Wilson, who died in 2015 , was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region informed everything he did with the National Council for the Traditional Arts.


  6. Young pickers reign at HoustonFest 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Felts Park in Galax, VA was the setting for the 2016 HoustonFest , the 5th annual celebration of the life and music of Houston Caldwell, a promising young banjo picker who died tragically in 2010 at 18 years of age. By the spring of 2011, his family and friends had gotten together with regional firefighters to organize an annual music festival in his honor.


  7. Have a listen to Loose StringsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    As part of our effort to introduce some of the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble acts invited by the IBMA to showcase at this year's World of Bluegrass convention, we offer today a couple of videos from Loose Strings . A few of these invited artists will be familiar to regular Bluegrass Today readers, while others may be brand new.


  8. New look for Fossil Creek BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The Fossil Creek Band , from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is pleased to welcome two new members as they prepare for a swing through the southern US starting this weekend. Gil Evans has joined the group on bass, as has Darrell Wagner on fiddle.


  9. What Goes Up - Deer Creek BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The Deer Creek Boys may appear to be 2016's overnight success story, based on the likely success of their Mountain Fever debut project, What Goes Up , but this energetic and youthful group has been together now going on 18 years. And despite periods of relative inactivity, they have retained the core structure of the band intact all that time.


  10. Christmas Bluegrass Toy DrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | The Bluegrass Blog

    I think we all enjoy buying toys for Christmas, even if we don't have small children of our own. We can all recall the excitement of finding a new toy under the tree as children, and the fun of watching our children and grandchildren discover that same joy on Christmas Day.


  11. 2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam BirkelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The 2015 Houston Caldwell Scholarship to Rob Ickes' 9th annual ResoSummit , held November 12-15 in Nashville, went to 15-year-old Adam Birkeland from Duluth, MN. Each year Rob and his ResoSummit co-produer Betty Wheeler, choose a young picker of special merit to attend the weekend instructional event free of charge.


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