Category: Bluegrass At Large

New Aliquot forms in Czech Republic

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A new group has formed in the Czech Republic, combing existing group High ReVoltage –  a trio made up of Ondra Kozák on guitar, Vítek Hanulík on mandolin, and Karel Začal on reso-guitar – with bassist Pavel Duda to form New Aliquot. The members have performed with some of the top, award-winning […]

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Po’ Ramblin’ Boys make it back home

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here’s the fifth and final report from C.J. Lewandowski on the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys‘ 2016 European tour – delayed by technical details. I want to apologize for the delayed contribution of this last installment of the European tour for PRB. After arriving home, my ears never adjusted back, and […]

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Rob & Trey head down under

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley will be taking their duo powerhouse show to Australia next week for a series of shows in the southeastern regions of the continent. This will be their first visit to perform together in Australia. Their tour will start and end […]

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Welcome Mark Stoffel to the USA!

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from Mark Stoffel, mandolinist with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. It was written following his naturalization as an American citizen last week. As we look past this year’s extremely divisive election, it may do us all good to ponder […]

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Mike Conner back among the living

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Conner, bass player with the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is scheduled to be released from the hospital today in Knoxville after a long week flirting with disaster. Conner suffered a ventricle fibrillation on Saturday, October 30, causing his heart to stop for several minutes until […]

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Stringworks tab book from Kristin Benson

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Kristin Scott Benson has released a banjo tab book and CD package for her current solo project, Stringworks. The Grascals banjo picker worked with noted transcriber Russell Sawler to create tab for all the banjo solos and backup from the album, which includes a mix of […]

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Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Nadine

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ear Trumpet Labs, a boutique microphone manufacturer in Portland, OR, has introduced their latest creation: a new microphone for upright bass players. One of the quirks of Ear Trumpet’s company culture is that all of their products carry a woman’s name instead of a model […]

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Happy Halloween from Rhonda Vincent

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Over the years, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage have made a habit of dressing up as a band for Halloween, especially for Bluegrass Halloween events at the Fall Bluegrass Festival in Amelia, VA. She shared a few of the images of their costumes over the […]

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Mike Conner hospitalized in Knoxville

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mike Conner, bass player with The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and popular Roanoke, VA musician, singer, and event producer, is currently hospitalized in Knoxville, TN after losing consciousness on Saturday. According to good friend and fellow musician John Miller, with whom Mike and his wife […]

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Via attacker pleads guilty in court

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On Monday we reported the news that Kenneth Lynn Seagroves, charged in a brutal, unprovoked assault on bluegrass singer/songwriter David Via in 2013, would face trial in the term that started this week in Burke County, NC. The attack struck all concerned as odd and arbitrary, […]

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