The Back Room
The Back Room

Any music venue is as much about it’s “back room” as it is the stage. The musicians carry all that energy from the audience show into their private retreat. It makes a sparkly vibrant environment, a place to renew friendships, warm up, get in tune and relax… Continue reading

Old Time Bluegrass Pickin’ and Dancin’
Old Time and Bluegrass Pickin’ and Dancin’

According to legend, in medieval Europe, fiddle music was allowed to be played in the church, but dancing was forbidden. It became obvious that fiddling made the congregation tap their feet. They say that’s the moment the fiddler was expelled from church and… Continue reading

How Love Saved The Ryman

Bill Monroe at the Ryman Auditorium’s first Bluegrass Series concert, 1994 How Love Saved The Ryman

By Charmaine Lanham

My first job in Nashville was as secretary to George Gruhn at GTR (now Gruhn Guitars) located in its original building across from the old Hatch Show Prints building on… Continue reading

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

Marty Stuart and Alan OBryant,  June 21, 1994 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Musicians have always loved this summertime series As printed in Dancing Noodle Magazine, January 2012

Besides being one of the world’s best places to listen to music, musicians who live in the Nashville area… Continue reading