• Mike Conner back among the living

    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

  • Stringworks tab book from Kristin Benson

    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

  • Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Nadine

    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

  • Happy Halloween from Rhonda Vincent

    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

  • Mike Conner hospitalized in Knoxville

    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

  • Via attacker pleads guilty in court

    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

  • The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys in Denmark

    Here’s the third report from C.J. Lewandowski on the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys‘ ongoing 2016 European tour. Full tour details, including newly-added dates, can be found online. We arrived in Vlagtwedde, at the home of Liz Meesters Janssen on October 18th just in time for a homemade

  • Custom embossing available from Musicians Belt

    Musicians Belt, who for years has been offering high-quality no-scratch leather belts for string musicians, has announced a new program. The company now has a laser engraver in the shop, allowing them to cut custom logos into plain leather belts, and

  • Welcome Shiloh Garrett

    On October 24, Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, and his wife, Connie, welcomed their first child into the world. Shiloh Dove Garrett is the name they have chosen for their lovely young daughter. Jeremy says that he is in love already. "She's

  • Charm City in Civilization VI

    Civilization VI, the recently-released video game from Firaxis and 2K Games, contains a special treat for fans of bluegrass and old time music. Patrick McAvinue and Brad Kolodner from Charm City Junction were tapped to provide some of the music

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