From St. Clair, Mo., the Sterlings carry on the long tradition of families making bluegrass music together.
Even a true fan of bluegrass can see that the genre is kind of easy -- well, really easy -- to make fun of.
Cedar Hill presents themselves as a traditional bluegrass band, and they are, but perhaps not in the way that you might think.
Sawyers cut timber for their living. The Mississippi Sawyers cut bluegrass, of the highest and most lonesome variety.
Veteran Knoxville-based band Jerry Butler and the Blu J's don't want to stretch your bluegrass boundaries, which is kind of nice for a change.
Ever since Bill Monroe invented bluegrass some 65 years ago, the genre has undergone many changes, but contemporary bands like Curreykorn are still fully in touch with the original sound.
Sad to report that Charlie Louvin, at the age of 83, passed away early this morning, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.
David Davis & the Warrior River Band describe their music as "Southern soul bluegrass," and that just about covers their deeply traditional sound. The Alabama band has been burning up the bluegrass circuit for over 25 years.
A Southern Illinois version of Austria's von Trapps, the Bankester Family, comprised of Mom, Dad, four young daughters and a son-in-law, perform a mix of gospel, traditional, and contemporary bluegrass.