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Bluegrass Memoirs: The First Canadian Bluegrass Festival (Part 2)
FeaturesSep 19, 2022

Back when cowboys were king, ranchers used to have to make regular pilgrimages across long, winding trails to sell their cattle at stockyards and make their living. One such trail, known as the "Goodnight-Loving Trail," extended all the way from central Texas to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and has been immortalized many times over in movies and…

Bluegrass Memoirs: The First Canadian Bluegrass Festival (Part 2)
FeaturesSep 15, 2022

Musician, folklorist, and instrumentalist Willi Carlisle is a bona fide troubadour in genres often populated by mimics and pretenders. But even so, and quite strikingly, his professional and artistic persona is not at all cast through a “greater than thou” light – or through the self-righteousness with which most creators stake their claim to the…

Bluegrass Memoirs: The First Canadian Bluegrass Festival (Part 2)
FeaturesSep 13, 2022

Artist: The Deer (answers by Grace Rowland) Hometown: San Marcos/Austin, Texas Latest Album: The Beautiful Undead Personal nicknames (or rejected band names): We used to be called Grace Park and The Deer, when I was using that stage name and it was more my folk songwriting project. We have many silly names for Noah, our…

Bluegrass Memoirs: The First Canadian Bluegrass Festival (Part 2)
FeaturesSep 12, 2022

Kentucky music is currently having a moment, but it’s far from the first time. Before artists like Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton made it big, folks like Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Keith Whitley, Crystal Gayle, Tom T. Hall, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, and countless others helped build up the Bluegrass State’s…

Bluegrass Memoirs: The First Canadian Bluegrass Festival (Part 2)
FeaturesSep 2, 2022

If you're headed to Nashville this month for AMERICANAFEST, prepare for more than 175 official artists, insightful industry panels, and yes... parties! Please join The Bluegrass Situation as we present some one-of-a kind moments this year. Tuesday, September 13 (8-11 p.m.): On the festival's kickoff night, fiddler extraordinaire Jason Carter will gather an all-star lineup…