Who’s at Wintergrass?

As someone who attended the first 10 Wintergrass festivals, I am always reluctant to miss one of these amazing events. Just in case there’s any sentient bluegrasser in the Northwest who [...]

Where have all the venues gone?

Talking to the folks who have been playing bluegrass in Oregon for a long time, one gets a really different picture of what it means to be in a working band. In the 70s and 80s, it was possible [...]

Why is every band a jam band?

Here’s what I’ve been thinking about. Why does every professional band these days, no matter how traditional or progressive, feel it’s necessary to put in a jam-band like [...]