Category: Bluegrass print media news

Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Violet Hensley, who has entertained visitors at Silver Dollar City since 1967, has released an account of her 97 years on earth called Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story. Written with Randall Franks, the book follows Violet from her youth in Arkansas, raising 9 […]


The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar. Written by FGM publisher Dan Miller, The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos runs to 260 pages and includes a pair of audio CDs covering what the author describes as three […]


North Florida Folk Music

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The History Press has released North Florida Folk Music – History & Tradition, by Ron Johnson, which traces the early and more modern history of the music from parts of the Sunshine State that have more in common with Alabama and Georgia than they do […]


J.D.’s Bluegrass Kitchen from CBA

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass festivals and fiddler’s conventions are a feast for all the senses. The sights and sounds are obvious wherever live music is performed, as is the touch for anyone joining in the picking. But for real die-hard festival lovers, the tastes and smells of outdoor […]


Wildflower from Alecia Whitaker

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Do you have a young reader with an interest in bluegrass music? If so, do we have a summer book for you. Kentucky author and actor Alecia Whitaker has just released Wildflower, a book for teens about 16 year old Bird Barrett, who performs with her family […]


The Songwriter In Me from Donna Ulisse

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Donna Ulisse has made quite a name for herself as a songwriter this past few years. Since 2007 she’s had six album releases made up almost entirely of her original bluegrass and Gospel songs. That’s quite an accomplishment, measured in volume alone. But her music has […]


Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 40 Years of Festivation

| June 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Planet Bluegrass will mark the 41st edition of their Telluride Bluegrass Festival this summer with a limited edition, collector’s coffee table book. Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 40 Years of Festivation is a hardbound, 216 page volume filled with high resolution photographs, essays from noted Telluride performers, […]


Archaic coming from Travers Chandler

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Travers Chandler has had a complicated relationship with professional bluegrass. His passion is to write, record and perform energetic and archly traditional bluegrass, with no apologies, and the frustrations of following his muse through personnel changes have found him dealing with occasional periods of inactivity. […]


FreshGrass acquires No Depression

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

FreshGrass, an aggressive new music festival launched last year at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, has acquired the Americana/folk publication No Depression. No Depression began as a print journal in 1995, publishing bi-monthly with a focus on alt-country music. They gradually moved to […]


Lily Isaacs autobiography in May

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Leaf Publishing Group in Green Forest, AR has announced a May 15 release for You Don’t Cry Out Loud – the Lily Isaacs Story, an autobiography. Lily is the matriarch of the enormously popular bluegrass Gospel family, The Isaacs, made up of her, son Ben, […]