Mile Twelve Releases First Single From New, Bryan Sutton Produced Album; Full Album Due Out Next Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a press release. We did recently write a profile of Mile Twelve for the British Bluegrass News which will appear on this site once the magazine is out in print. We will also be reviewing the new album in the near future and will share that here. We can say, having heard several of the songs on this album performed live already, we really look forward to this release. February 8,[…]

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Aiken Bluegrass Festival Announces Lineup Featuring Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, and More

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. February 5, 2019 – Aiken, SC – Bluegrass royalty, Del McCoury Band, will headline the 15th Aiken Bluegrass Festival on May 10th & 11th in Aiken, SC. The two-time GRAMMY winner, celebrating his 80th birthday this year, is at the top of a bill that brings the three-stage festival back to[…]

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Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 18-show Spring Tour Run

Yonder Mountain String Band’s 18-date spring tour includes shows with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Fireside Collective, and Dangermuffin. Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR KICKING OFF MARCH 7 18-SHOW RUN WITH OPENERS HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES, FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE AND DANGERMUFFIN WRAPS APRIL 7 Perennial road warriors YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING[…]

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Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers offer up a sneak preview of the upcoming album

Our friend, Dave Brown, and his band, the Dishonest Fiddlers, have been in the studio working on a new album they hope to release next month. They will be playing stuff from the upcoming album Saturday night at Mountain Sky for the Year of the Dawg event, including this number, Steamtown Blues, which Dave was kind enough to slip us a rough cut of. This is not what will be the finished version when the[…]

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What is the difference between a fiddle and a violin?

A conversation with Mountain Ride’s classically trained fiddle player extraordinaire, Scott Matlock It’s an old joke, with multiple punchlines. What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? Some say it is that nobody minds if you spill beer on a fiddle. Others say it is the number of teeth the guy playing it has. 

My personal favorite — about $10,000. Or as a similar version goes, when you are buying one it is a[…]

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Welcome

Welcome to The Brewgrass Chronicle, my new “project” focused mostly on the interconnected worlds of good beer and good bluegrass. If you should come to like this site, credit (or if you don’t like it, blame) for this coming to be goes at least in part to the folks at the company where this, and other sites I have run, are hosted. Had they not sent me an e-mail promoting a Cyber-Monday sale, offering new[…]

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