Category: Bluegrass At Large

Martin introduces anniversary dreadnaughts for 2016

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a part of their year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dreadnaught guitar body style they debuted in 1916, the CF Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, PA has a number of guitars being introduced at this week’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. These include […]


Welcome Wyatt Augustus Williams

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On June 21, Josh Williams and Dani Flowers celebrated the birth of their first child, Wyatt Augustus Williams. By the numbers, Wyatt came in at 8 lbs, 5 oz stretching out to 21.75 ”. Josh is the guitarist and harmony vocalist with Rhonda Vincent & The […]


Gibson Guitar facility in Kalamazoo gets new life

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Serious followers of the Gibson Guitar company know the rich and varied history of this iconic American company. What started with one man, Orville Gibson, making mandolins in Kalamazoo, MI has grown to a large manufacturing and marketing concern building and distributing dozens of different […]


Bean Blossom – a view from the board

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Tom Feller, one half of the bluegrass performing duo Feller & Hill, studio operator and musician, and a skilled and experienced live audio engineer. It’s a follow-up to a piece he wrote in 2014 offering comments on what he experienced running […]


Wilson Banjo picks up Dale Perry

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The bluegrass festival season is just getting underway in earnest for 2016, and already the big news is the return of David Parmley to the circuit with his stellar band, Cardinal Tradition. Standing on stage with David on the five is Dale Perry, as he […]


Bright Star set to close on Broadway

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bright Star, the new musical featuring music composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, has announced a closing date of June 26 at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. It officially opened on March 24 after several years of development on the west coast and off-Broadway […]


XXX banjo celebrates Nechville anniversary

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tom Nechville and his Nechville Musical Products company is celebrating 30 years of banjo building with a new limited production model they are dubbing XXX. Representing the Roman numerals for 30, the XXX is constructed with very high grade curly maple stained with what they call […]


Elmer’s General Store now booking bluegrass

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

We wrote last fall about the opening of The Banjo Cellar in Williamstown, KY, a joint venture between banjo pickers Elmer Burchett and Megan McKamey. There they buy, sell, teach, and repair all things banjo and bluegrass. The pair acquired two storefronts in downtown Williamstown, […]


Fire destroys Romero Banjos

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sad news from British Columbia for fans of J. Romero Banjos and old time musicians Pharis and Jason Romero. Fire destroyed the instrument shop adjacent to their home in Horsefly, BC located in a remote rural area well away from emergency services. The couple was awakened by […]


Jimmy Haynes Music open in Ohio

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Haynes’ may not be a familiar name to bluegrass fans worldwide, but in northern Ohio it’s nearly synonymous with the music. For years he has performed in the area, often with his wife Enola, and at one time with their son Adam, now full time […]