Category: Bluegrass print media news

The Two Faces of Nina Grey – Nancy B. Brewer

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nancy B. Brewer is a writer who specializes in historical and Christian fiction, with a special focus on books for young adult readers. She is also a lifelong fan of bluegrass music who has found a unique way to include the music she loves with […]


The Music of The Stanley Brothers

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though it’s not actually scheduled for release until next year (which is later this week!), Gary Reid tells us that he has received an initial consignment of his new book, The Music of The Stanley Brothers, from University of Illinois Press. If ever there was […]


In It For The Long Run from Jim Rooney

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Still stuck for a bluegrass Christmas gift idea for someone who buys all the music they want for themselves? Here’s something that slipped past us as it was released earlier this year when it was sent to an old address, and might be perfect for that bluegrass […]


Skint Knee, Texas from Steve Sprugin

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass and folk music fans know Steve Spurgin as a singer and songwriter from the west coast, famous for his work with seminal bands like Byron Berline’s Sundance, and with Berline, Dan Crary and John Hickman in California with John Moore. Steve has also found […]


Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students of bluegrass, country and old time music are generally agreed that the Bristol Sessions in 1927 served as the Big Bang of hillbilly music, the spark that ignited the popularity of what we now call the traditional mountain sound. In these sessions, held over […]


Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]


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 […]