Category: Bluegrass At Large

Congratulations Jason and Grace!

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a true life bluegrass wedding in Virginia over the weekend. Jason Davis, banjo player with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Grace Wilson, bass player with Loose Strings, were married on Sunday, October 9 at at Ward Manor in Independence, VA. The ceremony was officiated […]


Billy Strings endorses Thompson Guitars

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, OR has announced that young six-string phenom William Apostle has joined the company as an endorser. You may know him better by his stage name, Billy Strings. Billy has recently acquired a Thompson D-MA model, a dreadnought body with mahogany […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys headed back to Europe

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are taking their hardcore, old school bluegrass back to Europe this month, for the second time in as many years. Their prior visit, in September ’15, made a big hit with audiences across the continent and they are largely retracing those […]


Ragged Union touring in the UK

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado’s Ragged Union is in London, kicking off a two-week tour in the UK that will take them to Liverpool, Leeds, Lancaster, and Whitby. Along the way they’ll have shows for the British Bluegrass Music association in Tamworth, and perform US-style bluegrass at the Musicport Festival and the […]


The Long Road to Carter Stanley’s final performance

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Carter Stanley

Gary Reid has shared this detailed remembrance of Carter Stanley’s last show on October 21, 1966, to which we alluded yesterday. Here he provides some historical perspective on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Carter Stanley’s passing, and that final performance with The Stanley Brothers. Bob Artis noted […]


Kenny & Amanda Smith are toast!

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Made you look! Kenny and Amanda sent along this photo of them enjoying a toast at Cracker Barrel in Nashville after appearing on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody morning program. They were celebrating the success of their latest album, Unbound, which has been dominating the charts […]


Bankesters tour vehicle found in Raleigh

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Good news from the Bankesters! Their band touring vehicle, stolen from their hotel in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass last week, has been recovered by police just a short distance from where it was taken. The silver 2012 GMC Yukon XL was found locked and abandoned about […]


New Reso Line from Paul Beard

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and up, his guitars were priced […]


Bankesters suffer first casualty of IBMA

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bankesters came to World of Bluegrass 2016 to spread the word about their upcoming Nightbird album on Compass Records, and do some networking within the industry. Everything was going swimmingly until this morning, when Phil headed out to the hotel parking lot to hop in […]


Bluegrass Grammy Safe, For Now

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grammy Award for bluegrass will continue for a few more years, attendees at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass were told Tuesday in Raleigh, where some high profile industry representatives launched an education campaign to ensure the category continues for many more years beyond that. Only […]