Old Crow Medicine Show & Holly Williams Added to MerleFest

Old Crow Medicine Show and Holly Williams have been added to MerleFest 2014, set for April 24-27 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of the late American music legend Doc Watson, MerleFest is a celebration of “traditional plus” [...] Read More

MerleFest Announces “BanjoRama” as Part of Annual Festival

MerleFest, set for April 24-27 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, has announced the addition of “BanjoRama,” a one-time-only assembly of music’s top banjo players performing together Hosted by “Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick, BanjoRama will feature renowned banjo players Jens Kruger, Sammy Shelor, Alison Brown, Scott Vestal, Mark Johnson, Jim [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Will Perform at MerleFest 2014

Alan Jackson is set to take the stage during MerleFest. Scheduled for April 24-27, MerleFest is a four-day “annual homecoming of musicians and music fans” on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Alan will perform at the festival on April 24. Read our review of Alan Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album >> [...] Read More

MerleFest 2013 Lineup Includes Charlie Daniels, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The initial lineup of performers for MerleFest 2013 has been announced. The four-day event will again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 25-28 and feature performances from the Charlie Daniels Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Matraca Berg, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, and many more. This year’s festival [...] Read More

Folk Artist & Guitarist Doc Watson Dies At 89

Legendary folk artist Doc Watson died Tuesday in Winston-Salem at the age of 89, reports the New York Times. Doc passed away in the hospital after a recent abdominal surgery. According to the Associated Press, Doc was hospitalized on Thursday after falling at his home in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Doc came into the national [...] Read More