Category: Bluegrass At Large

Joe Newberry endorses Straight Up Strings

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Straight Up Strings has announced a new endorsement program, and a new endorser. The company, which markets acoustic instrument strings with specialized gauges designed by veteran industry tech Roger Siminoff, is happy to welcome Joe Newberry on board as an endorser of their banjo and […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys do Netherlands

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the second report from C.J. Lewandowski on the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys‘ ongoing 2016 European tour. Full tour details, including newly-added dates, can be found online. Saturday, the 15th, was our first day of two shows in two different locations. We relaxed around Jan’s until about 1:00 p.m., then […]


Ragged Union does Old Blighty

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Geoff Union, guitarist and fearless leader of Colorado’s Ragged Union, offers this report from their current tour of Great Britain. We’ve made it to roughly the halfway point of our 2 week tour – here’s a little update on how things are going: The British […]


Tom T. and Dixie Hall estate sale this weekend

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 22, Northgate Gallery in Brentwood, TN will host a living estate sale for the collected property of Tom T. and Dixie Hall. Since Miss Dixie’s passing in 2015, Tom T. has been downsizing and simplifying his life, and is parting with most of […]


Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Grain, reso-guitarist with The Edgar Loudermilk Band. The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years ago with a vision […]


Congratulations Jason and Grace!

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a true life bluegrass wedding in Virginia over the weekend. Jason Davis, banjo player with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Grace Wilson, bass player with Loose Strings, were married on Sunday, October 9 at at Ward Manor in Independence, VA. The ceremony was officiated […]


Billy Strings endorses Thompson Guitars

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, OR has announced that young six-string phenom William Apostle has joined the company as an endorser. You may know him better by his stage name, Billy Strings. Billy has recently acquired a Thompson D-MA model, a dreadnought body with mahogany […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys headed back to Europe

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are taking their hardcore, old school bluegrass back to Europe this month, for the second time in as many years. Their prior visit, in September ’15, made a big hit with audiences across the continent and they are largely retracing those […]


Ragged Union touring in the UK

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado’s Ragged Union is in London, kicking off a two-week tour in the UK that will take them to Liverpool, Leeds, Lancaster, and Whitby. Along the way they’ll have shows for the British Bluegrass Music association in Tamworth, and perform US-style bluegrass at the Musicport Festival and the […]


The Long Road to Carter Stanley’s final performance

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Carter Stanley

Gary Reid has shared this detailed remembrance of Carter Stanley’s last show on October 21, 1966, to which we alluded yesterday. Here he provides some historical perspective on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Carter Stanley’s passing, and that final performance with The Stanley Brothers. Bob Artis noted […]