Category: Bluegrass At Large

Welcome James Munsey

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt and Juliana Munsey are celebrating the birth of a son. James Alan Munsey was born this morning (4/14/14) at 5:53 a.m. Matt is the mandolinist with Monroeville, whose new album Can’t Put Me Out has just recently been released. He tells us that James was named for his paternal […]


Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]


Welcome Everett Chapman

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Chapman, of The Chapmans, and his wife Vickie are celebrating the birth of their first son, and third child. Everett Nathan Chapman was born yesterday (4/12/14) at 12:34 p.m. (CDT). John tells us that he is a big boy, weighing in at 9 lbs 3 […]


Karl Shiflett teams up with Pointer Brand

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If there was ever a match made in heaven, this is it. Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show have signed an endorsement deal with Pointer Brand clothing of Bristol, TN, makers of denim outerwear of every kind. This is a bunch of guys who wear […]


Welcome Isabella Shilling

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mountain Heart lead singer Josh Shilling and his wife, Aleah, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Isabella Katherine Shilling was born yesterday afternoon (4/8/14) at 5:41 p.m. (CDT). She came in at 5 lbs, 10 oz, and 19” long. Josh reports that mom […]


Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]


The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many folks in California, and travelers from across the country as well, think of Carlsbad, CA as a beach town. To be sure, their beautiful beaches draw a lot of folks to the shore, but like other communities who thrive on the tourist trade, Carlsbad […]


Welcome Reagan Berrier

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barry Berrier, whose country-inflected vocals are part of the history of Lost & Found, Summer Wages, and Lonesome River Band, and his wife Tyra are celebrating the birth of their first child. Reagan John Edward Berrier was born on Monday (3/31/14). He debuted at 8 […]


Thomas Vinci Strings support Tony Rice Foundation

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

As more and more folks learn about Tony Rice’s health issues, more ways to help are popping up. Though he never was officially an endorser, Tony very publicly used Thomas Vinci strings for many years. He was quick to answer questions about his string preference […]


The Dan Project – around the world with a 5 string

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Retirement can be a confounding concept for those of a certain age. Some, fraught with uncertainty as the life change draws near, are apprehensive or even a bit disconcerted by the prospect. Others run towards it with wild abandon, and others still push the very idea […]