Baseball and Bluegrass

Baseball and bluegrass… Two of the best reasons I know to get up again each morning, and why the long winter months seem so dark and dreary without them.  Read More  …

Music Across America

DISCOVERING SACRED HARP, SHAPE NOTE SINGING Like many frontier preachers energized by a boundless zeal and passion, this man, “a circuit rider”, had traveled for miles surviving insurmountable situations in pursuit of the lost souls. There in the clearing was this confident, austere individual swinging his arms into the air declaring loudly, “Behold, the Lamb…

The Coming Home Event

March 22 will be sixty-four years since the passing of one of the most compelling entertainers of modern times, Uncle Dave Macon. Around Middle Tennessee and across the land, he continues to be a folk hero. With the exception of the Carter family according to many folklorists Uncle Dave Macon preserved more valuable American folklore…

LOCAL MUSICIAN WINS MACON-DOUBLER FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

LOCAL MUSICIAN WINS MACON-DOUBLER FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP Conner Derryberry has been selected as the 2016 Macon-Doubler Fellowship scholarship recipient for music lessons in old time banjo. The mission of the Macon-Doubler Fellowship is to promote old time music and dance and to perpetuate the music and legacy of Uncle Dave Macon. Conner lives with his parents,…

2015 UDMD Contest Winners

Thanks to all 2015 Uncle Dave Macon Days Participants, and congratulations to all the competition winners! Friday: Old Time Singing 1.Keith and Clark 2. Richard McLain 3. Daniel RothwellDulcimer 1. Judy Beier 2. Freddie Brown 3. Rob PearcyDobro 1. Giri Peters 2. Robbie Harris 3. Rob PearcyHarmonica 1. Moose Hovious 2. Rob Pearcy 3. Graham…

Music through the Decades – Roots of America’s Music – Part 3

“The Banjo Contest” With its origin made from a gourd covered with ground’s hog hide, goat’s skin, or sometimes cat skin, the “banja or banjars”, today’s banjo has become a part of America’s heritage. The story of the banjo is about America’s people from its African American roots to the cabins in the dark hollows…

Uncle Dave Macon – Bio Sketch

UNCLE DAVE MACON Biographical Sketch Uncle Dave Macon was the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry and an immortal in the annals of old time and country music. In a continuously active entertainment career which spanned more than thirty years, the “Dixie Dewdrop” recorded nearly two hundred records and appeared at venues nationwide. In his time,…

Uncle Dave Macon – Historic Icon

UNCLE DAVE MACON Why was Uncle Dave so popular for so long? A number of country music historians and commentators have considered the life and career of Uncle Dave Macon to determine why he was so popular for so long. All agree on one aspect of Uncle Dave’s persona; he was unique! Uncle Dave’s deportment…

Gill Landry Provides First-Rate Artistry On Self-Titled Album

Gill Landry is on pace to release his third solo album on March 3 via ATO Records. A traveler of sorts, Landry has found time in between gigs with Old Crow Medicine Show to fashion 10 new songs on the self-titled Gill Landry. Originally from Lake Charles, La., Landry moved around at times, which included…

Newtown Signs With Moonstruck Management

Dynamic band joins forces with enterprising music firm Nashville, TN — NewTown has inked a new business relationship with Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm that handles stellar bluegrass acts including Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band.The dynamic NewTown band from Lexington, KY is led by gifted fiddler and singer, Kati Penn-Williams…

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