Category: Bluegrass print media news

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 […]


The Mandolin – A History

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Graham McDonald, Australian builder of fine mandolins, mandocellos, and bouzoukis, is doing a valiant service for the 8 string community with his upcoming book, The Mandolin – a history. Using a focus on individual builders as a theme, McDonald’s book follows the development of the instrument […]


Bobby Osborne autobiography in the works

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A lingering void in the bluegrass library is set to be filled by music journalist Bill Conger, who is working with Bobby Osborne to complete an autobiography of his life in the music business. Only recently have book publishers begun to recognize the market for such works, as […]


Acoustic Disc releases Dawg Jazz book

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A third edition in their Book Of The Dawg series, Dawg Jazz, has been released by Acoustic Disc, David Grisman’s record label. Like its previous volumes, Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass, this third book collects 20 Grisman compositions in a jazzy vein from his many recordings this […]


New banjo book from Lluis Gómez

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spanish banjo master Lluis Gómez has a new banjo book which he says was only unintentionally released. He assembled it as a teaching aid for himself, but since students and workshop participants expressed such a strong interest in purchasing a copy, he decided to print […]


No Depression takes to Kickstarter for return to print

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

No Depression, initially a folk arts print quarterly, then an online alternative music magazine, is planning a return to paper and ink with the help of an online crowdsourcing campaign. Now under the direction of the FreshGrass team, No Depression has taken to Kickstarter to […]


Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies by Bill Evans

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The folks at Wiley Publishing have generated one of the few print media powerhouses in this age of declining magazine and book sales. Their bright yellow Dummies books seemingly cover every imaginable topic from digital photography to writing computer code. So much so that they […]


The Songwriter In Me – The Demo Recordings

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on the success of her book on songwriting, bluegrass and Gospel singer and songwriter Donna Ulisse has released an audio CD companion. The Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process was released in the summer of 2014, and has enjoyed both critical and […]