Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Happy Birthday to us!

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

While frantically preparing for IBMA week coming up in Raleigh, we would be remiss in failing to note that this week marked our 3rd anniversary operating as Bluegrass Today. We officially went live on September 23, 2011, just ahead of the World of Bluegrass convention […]


Tell us your favorite bluegrass story

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

While we’re all at World of Bluegrass next week in Raleigh, Bluegrass Today is planning to shoot a batch of brief videos for what we hope can be a semi-regular feature. We don’t yet have a name picked out, but we know it’s something everyone […]


Calling all Banjo Babes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]


Jesse McReynolds resting at home

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass hero and mandolin monster, Jesse McReynolds is taking it easy at home after an out-patient procedure at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Tuesday. This was his second electrophysiological study with ablation this year, where catheters are inserted into larger blood vessels and snaked through to the […]


Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also makes him the grandson […]


Bluegrass Rural Roots mail art exhibit

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever visited a mail art exhibit? Are you familiar with the form? Generically, mail art is anything that can be or is sent via the postal system to a specific destination. These days, it refers to “found art” sent in response to a general […]


Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]


Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]


Eddie Adcock receives the 2014 Steve Martin prize

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Eddie Adcock. The prize includes a cash payment of $50,000 and the opportunity to appear in public with Martin. Since the early 1950s, Eddie has been playing the banjo […]


The Chapmans showcase vintage instruments at the Acoustic Shoppe

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ask anyone who has ever worked in a music store. We’ve all dreamed about a customer who would come in to the store with an old banjo or guitar, and casually mention that they have a dozen more at home just like it. For the greatest […]