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Best in Bluegrass
Southside of the Tracks on the right side of 08
"...It was a good year for bluegrass – so good in fact that I’ve tipped over..."

Dec. 30, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Bluegrass Up in Her Head
On another Old Settler's weekend, festival perennial Sarah Jarosz is out of braces and into big-time bluegrass
"...Pavilion in Driftwood will ring with roots, folk, and bluegrass music from 35 acts, including local favorites Robert Earl..."

April 17, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Bluegrass Box
"...While not strictly a bluegrass festival, Old Settler's remains the year's main event for..."

April 11, 2014 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

More OSMF Bluegrass Pick(er)s & Sleepers
"...Dylan's elder and owner of the best jobs in bluegrass: lead singer and picker in the band of bluegrass..."

April 15, 2016 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview
"...Country Stage) is one of the wild men of bluegrass, capable of taking mandolin to places it's never been,..."

April 15, 2011 Music Feature

Bluegrass Box
"...become an annual opportunity for Central Texans to experience bluegrass legends and those that will one day take their..."

April 17, 2015 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Honest to Bluegrass
"...Arguably the foremost bluegrass band in the land, these longtime OSMF veterans bring..."

April 19, 2013 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Fourth Annual Bourbon, Bluegrass & Barbecue
Bourbon, bluegrass, or barbecue; which is your favorite?
"...great combination of food and booze will be distinctive bluegrass music from The Sour Bridges and The Possum Posse...."

Sept. 23, 2013 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview
"...excelling in a moonshine mix of pastoral romance and bluegrass fatalism. Instrumental derbies ("It's a War") hit trucker meth..."

April 15, 2011 Music Feature

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview
"...and revered San Francisco billionaire behind the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, told the Chronicle last year before the Wronglers'..."

April 15, 2011 Music Feature

Growing Grass in the Bluegrass State
Lawmakers in Kentucky pushing for hemp farming in the land of tobacco, whiskey, and horses
"...introduced a bill to reauthorize hemp farming in the Bluegrass State. Pendelton's bill would work similar to that of..."

Oct. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview

April 15, 2011 Music Feature

High Lonesome
"...Jimmy Martin. High Lonesome isn't just the story of bluegrass music vividly and artfully rendered. It's the story of..."

March 25, 1994 Movie Review by Rob Patterson

Burning Brights
Billy and Bryn Bright, yes they do.
"...Bryn and Billy Bright, a pair of the best acoustic/bluegrass musicians currently on the Austin music scene. She's a..."

June 27, 2003 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Upsizing the Ante
Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Festival
"...the arts upsizing. Take, for example, the Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Musical Festival. A few years ago, Round..."

April 4, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

10 Minutes with Robert Earl Keen
‘Jesus, can we stop with the songwriting for just a second?’
"...fellow Aggie Lyle Lovett, the making of his upcoming bluegrass LP, and the fact that it’s Robert, not Bobby...."

Dec. 20, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Lizards of Aus
'Never an Adult Moment' With Austin's Veteran Bluegrass Pranksters
"...those near and dear to them. Instead, these crazy bluegrass musicians have managed to stay sane for just over..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Tapping Into the New Old Settler’s Music Festival
Checking in with Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, the women of I'm With Her, and more
" and in and out of high school until bluegrass called him to a different path...."

April 20, 2018 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Broken Circle Breakdown
A powerful romantic adventure drives the heart of this Belgian melodrama about family and bluegrass music.
"...just love and family but their involvement with American bluegrass music. Didier plays banjo in a band, which the..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

BBQ and Bluebonnets
Old Settler's Music Festival escapes its pigeonhole
"...What started as a little bluegrass festival in Round Rock 23 years ago has become..."

April 14, 2010 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Grateful Dawg
"...Grisman. The music that unites the two men is bluegrass; the story is told of how they first met..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Pickin'
May is Bluegrass Month!
"...the past 20 years or so May has been Bluegrass Month. Here’s a look at a slew of recent..."

May 20, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Down From the Mountain
"...Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris. Bluegrass fans should have few complaints about this stellar concert..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Bleeding Kansas
One-string gas-tank basses and the people who play them.
"...Split Lip's manic take on bluegrass has been raising blisters on unprotected skin for some..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Old Settler's Music Festival Wrap
Increased ticket sales, musical diversity, and buzz bands
"...remains a pleasure. The four-day gathering, known for hosting bluegrass and singer-songwriters, has evolved into a showcases for a..."

April 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Del McCoury and friends stick it to the Men
"...Del McCoury feels our pain, though. The bluegrass patriarch recently curated a compilation of hard-time tunes, Moneyland,..."

May 29, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

ACL Live Review: Billy Strings
Acid grass virtuoso leaves the BMI stage smoking
"...Barrett’s there in the afterlife, grabbing the father of bluegrass’ coattail and saying, “Now, give the boy a chance!”..."

Oct. 7, 2019 Music Post by Tim Stegall

American Woman
Sienna Miller pulls pages from a journal of loss in small town
"...a character study, more akin to the Ozark meth-head bluegrass of Winter's Bone or the raw elegy of Debra..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Robber Bridegroom
With its fairy-tale trappings and bluegrass score, this is the chicken and waffles of musicals
"...humor, but it piles on extra fixin's with its bluegrass, do-si-do score. It's the chicken and waffles of musicals..."

April 24, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

String Theory
In the shade at the second Austin String Band Festival.
"...banjos, and the occasional dobro and accordion. Some was bluegrass, some folk and pop, with a few added old-time..."

Oct. 22, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

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