Category: Bluegrass At Large

Chris Hart’s dobros returned

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well here’s a piece of good news. Last week we reported the theft of a pair of reso-guitars from Chris Hart in Rustburg, VA. One was an irreplaceable prewar Norwood chimes, and the other a newer Redline covergirl model. To make the loss sting even more, […]


Banjo spot opens up in Country Current

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

US Navy Band Country Current is on the hunt for a new banjo player, with Senior Chief Keith Arneson set to retire next spring. Country Current is the Navy’s only band dedicated to bluegrass and country music, and they demand high levels of musicianship and professionalism to […]


Stolen Resos Alert

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris Hart of Rustburg, VA has reported the loss of two reso-guitars in a home break in. The two guitars taken were a pre war Norwood chimes and a newer Redline covergirl model. Pictures are attached to this post. Chris has the necessary documentation to prove […]


More from Mile Twelve in Ireland

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the second report from Boston’s Mile Twelve as they travel through Ireland sharing their contemporary bluegrass sound. The band is Evan Murphy on guitar, Nate Sabat on bass, BB Bowness on banjo, and Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes on fiddle. We’re reaching the halfway point in our Irish tour, […]


Amanda Cook inducted as a Daughter of Bluegrass

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Daughters of Bluegrass have inducted a new honorary member. Amanda Cook from Pace, FL was so honored last weekend during the annual Daughters of Bluegrass Festival at the Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, GA. Amanda sings and plays mandolin with her own group, […]


Roger Siminoff signs off

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roger Siminoff, noted luthier, historian, acoustics researcher, and author, has announced that he will be retiring this month after 56 years working for the benefit of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He will be winding down his banjo and mandolin parts business in short order but […]


Mitchell Cannon medical fund

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are fortunate to live in an age when cancer is not quite as scary a word as it once was. Those beyond and approaching retirement age surely recall when the word was whispered in hushed tones, as if saying it aloud could unleash its devastating […]


Welcome Weston Wallace

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass bass player at large Matt Wallace and his wife Carrie are celebrating the birth of a son today. Weston Wallace was born earlier today in Knoxville. He came in at 8.1 lbs., stretching to  21.5”. He’s #3 for the Wallaces, joining older brothers Whitley and Wyatt. Matt […]


And the winner is…

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the winners of our first March MASHness reader’s poll here at Bluegrass Today, where we followed a template similar to what the NCAA uses for the annual basketball tournaments for both men and women. The women’s tournament had no surprises, […]


The final poll: 2016 March MASHness

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here it is folks… The NCAA Basketball Tournament concluded last night with a last second win for Villanova University, so we’ll wrap up our mock tournament as well with the the final round in our 2016 March MASHness readers poll. This last pits the top vote getters in […]