| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs will be in Virginia Beach next week to sign copies of his new memoir, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music." He's visiting the area the same day as his live album with Bruce Hornsby is released.
According to his...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
When Americana-rocker Steve Earle opened his concert Thursday at Sellersville Theater 1894 with the title track of his new album “The Low Highway,” his first song indicated it might be a far different set from his wonderful Sands Bethlehem...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Folk artists have been making instruments from found objects for years, but the cigar box guitar has undergone something of a renaissance lately. In Connecticut, three partners in Putnam are opening a store to sell their homemade instruments, and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:57 AM
For Ralph Stanley, the road indeed seems to go on forever. The bluegrass legend, who turns 86 this month, says that touring has gotten easier than when he started out.
"It was harder then," he says by phone. "We have a lot better roads now." The...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:34 PM
organization: AT&T PAC Presents Ricky Scaggs & Junior Brown
date: October 9
time: 8:00 p.m.
address: Annette Strauss Square 2403 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75021
14-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggsâ€™ career is easily among the most...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Jul 24, 2011
On a sultry summer's eve, the tables in the courtyard of the Alys restaurant at La Veta Inn are crowded with folks lingering after they've finished their meals, enjoying the music of local singer-songwriter Will Dudley.
Hold on to your hat when you cross...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here."
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
| Apr 29, 2011
Country music fans may well experience déjà vu in the desert for the 2011 Stagecoach festival. All this year's headliners are making return appearances, with Kenny Chesney topping a Stagecoach bill for the third time come Saturday.
"We'd have him every...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Ricky Skaggs plays wonderful traditional bluegrass music – blindingly fast mandolin enveloped in other instrumentation that captures the very air of Appalachia and accounts for six of the eight Grammy Awards he’s won since 2000. Skaggs and his...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 4:23 PM
In its first months, the musical lineup at Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem has borrowed a lot from Sellersville Theater 1894 – and now it’s payback time. But seeing acts at Sellersville that recently played.....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:22 AM
1. VINCE GILL Vince Gill has had a long and storied instrumental career, starting with playing in Boone Creek with Ricky Skaggs and as lead singer for the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s. But it was in......