Category: Bluegrass print media news

Buddy Merriam Mandolin – Volume 2

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iconic mandolinist Buddy Merriam has released a follow-up edition of his mandolin book, titled Back Roads Mandolin, Volume Two. It contains transcriptions of 32 more of his original tunes for the mandolin, presented in both standard notation and tablature, along with a number of photos from Buddy’s personal […]


Wolf’s War – a novel with bluegrass accompaniment

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been said that everyone has at least one great novel in them. I’m not so sure that’s true, but haven’t we all pondered whether something we’ve experienced or imagined might be worthy of being put down on paper? But how many of us have […]


J.D. Crowe tribute in Banjo NewsLetter

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The venerable Banjo NewsLetter has dedicated its December issue to the career and music of the great J.D. Crowe. Surely among the finest bluegrass banjo players ever to don picks, BNL uses the recent announcement of Crowe’s retirement to remember the many decades of artistry and technical brilliance […]


Leaving Auburndale from Hank Smith

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever spent time listening to road stories from touring musicians, you know that they see a side of life not often visible to us work-a-day souls. From the late night eateries to the 24-hour truck stops, they encounter people and situations that make for […]


Foggy Mountain Troubadour coming soon

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

We have been well served with bluegrass music books during the past year with the superb study of the Stanley Brothers’ career and recorded music, The Music Of The Stanley Brothers, the substantial Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies, the uneven Bluegrass in Baltimore – […]


Rise Again songbook from Sing Out!

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood have collaborated with Hal Leonard  to create a new edition of their very popular songbook, Rise Up Singing. Like the original, which is still available, this new songbook offers words and chords to 1200 great folk songs designed for group singing. Rise […]


Flatpicking Guitar to bow out after 20 years

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dan Miller, publisher and editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, has announced that the bi-monthly print periodical for steel string, acoustic guitar enthusiasts will cease publication at the end of 2016. That will take the magazine through 20 years of offering tips, tricks, and tunes to flatpicking […]


Breakthrough: The Gibson Brothers Story

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andy Flynn is the editor of The Lake Placid News, and a valued correspondent here at Bluegrass Today. As a long-time fan of bluegrass music, he’s taken a special interest in the rise of The Gibson Brothers, the only bluegrass superstars to emerge from his […]


Mandolin iBook from Adam Tanner

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time fiddler and mandolinist Adam Tanner has put together a mandolin tune book for Apple’s iBook format. It combines audio files with standard notation and tablature for on-screen display, in what should be a very convenient learning system for anyone with an iPad, iPhone, […]


Gary Reid working on Carter Stanley bio

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a pair of nominations for the 2015 IBMA Print/Media Person of the Year in hand, Gary Reid is moving ahead with yet another book project that is sure to be welcomed by the bluegrass reading public. His nomination this year is for two important […]