Retired English teacher, Ted writes a thoughtful blog primarily about bluegrass. He and his wife Irene travel the East Coast, have become fast friends with well known artists and advocates in bluegrass.
Bruce is even pictured in the beginning of his 2011 retrospective Photo Retrospective
Chris Jones, from Chris Jones and the Night Drivers as well as a singer, guitar player and songwriter, is also DJ on Sirius XM (why they decided to keep both names for the combined satellite radio I'll never know). AND he's also really funny. I've recently been reading his posts full of suggestions for new bands on Bluegrass Today Chris' page.
Chris Pandolfi who delivered the keynote address at IBMA has a popular blog, Chris is coming from the progressive side of bluegrass; rooted in bluegrass but extending out to larger younger audiences with his band the Stringdusters.
The Murphy Method blog features the whole family's take on various bluegrass events, occasions, happenings. Our friend Casey is a regular here and it's always entertaining.
These are all folks who care deeply about bluegrass, have a good sense of humor and write thoughtfully about the state of our music. Thanks for keeping us informed and amused!
By chance on our second gig, we ended up with some recordings by Alan as he recorded audio and video for Railroad House Band.
Hey, look- mandolin player! That's Adam Buchwald. Schedules didn't keep us together but we still keep in touch. He makes guitars at Froggy Bottom Guitars.
What is Mole Hill Theater? Well, in true Yankee tradition; it's a bunch of things at once. A semi retired machine shop, concert hall, performance space, and cool hangout in the middle of nowhere (well, not nowhere, 25 minutes from Keene, 40 minutes from Westminster/Bellows Falls VT).
The stage is set between two giant machine presses (15 feet tall?) painted bright primary colors. There's a pool table, generally pot luck food, bring your own beverages, tables and chairs setup like a coffeeshop and a nice toasty wood stove.
So far every time we've played there it's snowed. I don't expect it to be any different this time.
So, come on out, hoot and holler, be a part of our live recording!