The Whippoorwill

The Whippoorwill

The Whippoorwill is a very interesting bird. It appears in bluegrass music frequently because it is a bird of symbolism. Near a quiet and country village Stood a maple on the hill There I sat with my Geneva long ago When the stars were shining brightly We could hear...
Take your pick

Take your pick

Today’s Grist Quote: Pick that banjo solid (Jimmy Martin) Most bluegrass musicians need a pick to make their instrument produce a good sound. Bass players can use their fingers and probably will never need a bow. Fiddle players on the other hand do need a bow (unless...
Our Very Own Cartoonist

Our Very Own Cartoonist

(Editor’s note: I begged my old friend Rick Cornish to contribute some fresh content for our web site. Rick was my first choice for the job because he produced such great content for so many years when he ran the site) Here’s Rick: Your web site content director Bert...
Old People

Old People

Old people. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever consider that I might become one of those people some day but alas, now I am one. The music I enjoyed in my glory years was a lot more than just bluegrass but I took it for granted that no matter what kind of music I...
Ghosts

Ghosts

This is that time of year when people celebrate spooky things. Now is the time to carve your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and create that perfect trick or treating costume. My favorite costume of all time is a bright blue pile jacket which I still wear proudly...