A Q&A with Jeremy Chapman

Published October 5, 2021

We used to attend the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass festival, where my time was split playing in the dirt at the fairgrounds and sitting on the front row watching Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers ...

The Acoustic Shoppe

The Acoustic Shoppe, co-owned by Jeremy Chapman of The Chapmans

The Royal Music Hall

Published October 1, 2021

Very occasionally you come across a space so charming and wonderfully welcoming as if it is waiting in that moment to be discovered by you. The Royal Music Hall in Springfield, Missouri, is such a place—a tiny venue with a bodacious name—audaciously dedicated to delivering a true listening room experience.

The Royal Music Hall | Photo by Starboard and Port

The Royal Music Hall | Photo by Starboard and Port

NoteWorthy Music Presents: Queen City Bluegrass | Cedar Hill @ The Celler Sept. 24
Cedar Hill: (L-R) Pete Brown, Patti LaFleur, Frank Ray, Dalton Harper, Bill Cross | Photo by Kady Carter

Frank Ray and Cedar Hill

Reduced Price Tickets!

$15 Advance / $20 DOS

“Frank Ray and Cedar Hill represent some of the very best bluegrass to ever come out of the Ozarks.” ~Mike Smith of KSMU’s Seldom Heard Music

Mike Smith

A Music Seldom Heard

By Dale McCurry

with Bambi Grinder

"Mike is a talented man, and I have always considered him a friend ... He’s done a lot for the music, which is why I wanted him to be the first one to air this new album ..." ~ Rodney Dillard on the occasion of Mike premiering the latest Dillards album Old Road New Again.

Published May 1, 2021

Mike Smith and Rodney Dillard | Photo by Steven Spencer
Mike Smith and Rodney Dillard | Photo by Steven Spencer

The Vinyl Kings:

Love and Desire

by Larry Lee

Introduction by Dale McCurry

The genius of the Vinyl Kings is that they managed to create a chronological album echoing the evolving sound and feel of the Beatles—neither impression, tribute, nor caricature, but a pure, loving homage.

Published April 23, 2021

The Vinyl Kings

The Vinyl Kings

Walking the Woods with Larry Lee

by Bambi Grinder

Larry's reserved, respectful, and relaxed nature at once set me at ease, as he enfolded us welcomingly into his space and the story of how he came to find it.

Published April 14, 2021

Larry Lee

Larry Lee | Photo by Bambi Grinder

A Musician's Manifesto

by Sara Shiloh Rae

In a post-COVID musical universe, we are about to see artists breaking alllllllllll kinds of previously unspoken rules about what we do and don't get to do.

Published March 10, 2021

Sara Shiloh Rae | Photo by Max Hoetzel

Sara Shiloh Rae | Photo by Max Hoetzel

The Premiere of David Starr's
"These Days"

From David's Touchstones Project

January 14, 2021

"For as long as I can remember, this Jackson Browne song has been part of my soundtrack. The plaintive lyrics, simple melody, and beautiful chord structure make it a great song to adopt and interpret. And the fact that the songwriter was only 16 when he wrote it makes it all the more poignant." ~David Starr

David Starr | These Days | Photo by Jeff Fasano

David Starr | These Days | Photo by Jeff Fasano


Tiffany Christopher

Taking a Stand

By Bambi Grinder

with Tiffany Christopher

Published October 23, 2020

Tiffany Christopher

Tiffany Christopher

David Starr | Beauty & Ruin

Muse Unveiled 02

Published October 2, 2020

Road to Jubilee shoot

L to R: Jim Lauderdale, David Starr, John Oates

Ray Cardwell: Passing It On

By Dale McCurry

with Bambi Grinder

Published September 25, 2020

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon

Slipstream 01

Ron Lutz

Local Homemade at Studio 62

By Bambi Grinder

with Dale McCurry

Published September 4, 2020

Lap Steel Guitars

Lap Steel Guitars by Ron Lutz | Photo by Ron Lutz

Stand Here 03

The Art of Zine Zen

By Dale McCurry

Published August 28, 2020

Dale McCurry | Photo by Josh Elioseff of Dancer Productions Photography

Dale McCurry | Photo by Josh Elioseff of Dancer Productions Photography

Larry Lee | The Last Hoedown

Muse Unveiled 01

Published August 21, 2020

Larry Lee

Larry Lee

Stand Here 02

Circles in the Dirt

By Dale McCurry

Published July 17, 2020

On the Road to Scottsdale, AZ

On the Road to Scottsdale, AZ | Staff photo

The Brothers Comatose

The Brothers Comatose: Harmony and Strings

by Dale McCurry | Published July 10, 2020

Punch Brothers

Chris Thile: This High

by Dale McCurry | Published July 3, 2020

Tim O'Brien

Conversations with Tim O’Brien

by Dale McCurry with Bambi Grinder | Published June 26, 2020

Dale McCurry interviewing Sam Bush at RockyGrass July 2016.

Something Borrowed, Something New

Stand Here 01 | by Dale McCurry | Published June 26, 2020


Ben Morrison

Ben Morrison

Music & Pandemia

Tim O'Brien
Tim O’Brien

High Notes

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The Acoustic Shoppe

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