Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

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 […]


Welcome Izzy Benson!

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dustin Benson, until recently the guitarist with Special Consensus, and his wife Emmy Lou are celebrating the expansion of their family earlier today. Isabella Katherine Benson was born this morning, coming in at 7 lbs, 11 oz, and stretching out to 20”. Dustin says they […]


Zack Autry receives Randy Wood endorsement

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Zack Autry is getting used to being treated like a serious, professional bluegrass musician. The 23 year old mandolinist has been working for several months with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, where he joins his dad, legendary guitarist Jeff Autry on stage. A new honor came his […]


Round four of March MASHness 2016

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everyone seems to be having fun with our March MASHness 2016 reader poll, where we are asking you to choose your favorite bluegrass artist through a tiered bracket that largely mirrors the NCAA basketball tournament, also coming to its conclusion next week. Round four find three […]


Round three in our 2016 March MASHness

| March 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here we are at round three of our 2016 March MASHness readers poll to determine the top bluegrass performer of all time! We had meant to get this up on Friday, but alas. We had another batch of closely contested contests in round two, in matchups that pitted […]


I have to finish this song – a story of a daughter’s love

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

This story by Christina Hobert and Anna Nichols was originally published March 17, 2016 in The Trailblazer, the official student newspaper of Morehead State University in Kentucky. They have graciously consented to having it reprinted here. Thanks to Raymond McLain, Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional […]