Bluegrass Market

The Bluegrass Market, hosted at the Boone County Fairgrounds, is dedicated to delivering family friendly, entertaining activities and to using the proceeds to benefit both the Kentucky Equine Humane Society and the US Veterans.  The Market takes place Saturday and… Continue reading

Bluegrass at McCoys Colerain


After considerable debate about weather conditions, the folks at McCoys Colerain have decided to go ahead with tonight’s bluegrass show with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass!  Join us at 6008 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247   for dinner and music.  Showtime… Continue reading

Bluegrass at Colerain Park

Join us this evening, July 27, for some , 4725 Springdale Rd, Colerain, OH 45251 for the Colerain Summer Concert Series. Who knew such an amphitheatre could be found in Colerain?? Showtime 7pm. Admission is free. A food truck is… Continue reading

Newsy News for July 15, 2018


We’re back at the Vinoklet Winery this Wednesday, July 18 and plan to be there every Wednesday until they run us off! Located at 11069 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45252, Vinoklet is not only a working winery producing award… Continue reading

Bluegrass at Greenhills Commons

Join us Wednesday evening, July 11, at 7pm for a summer evening of bluegrass entertainment with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass.  Show takes place at Greenhills Commons Bandstand, 24 Farragut Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45218.  Showtime 7pm; admission free.  Bring a lawnchair, kick back, and enjoy.

Bluegrass at Fibonacci Brewery

Enjoy an evening of lively bluegrass at Fibonacci Brewery.  Music with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass; lighting fast instrumentals, close harmonies, and entertaining novelty songs.  Fibonacci Brewing Company is a mom and pop brewery in Mt. Healthy serving a wide… Continue reading

Bluegrass Concert June 22, 2018 at McCoy’s Colerain

Bluegrass concert by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass.  Weather permitting, join us Friday, June 22, 2018 for dinner and an evening of bluegrass entertainment at McCoy’s Colerain, 6008 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247.   Admission is free and showtime 7pm til 9. 

Seat-of-the-Pants-Music-Theory: What are the three chords most commonly used in a key?

Now that you know both how to build a scale and how to build a chord using that scale, let’s ask what are the three chords most commonly used in a key? 

At the simplest level, I view music as a sequence of notes (called the melody) played or sung in the context of a particular sequence of chords.  If you use the wrong melody notes for the song you want to play, Continue reading