Category: Bluegrass print media news

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, […]


Kentucky Traveler – My Life in Music, a review

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kentucky Traveler – My Life in Music by Ricky Skaggs, with Eddie Dean I enjoyed Ricky Skaggs’ autobiography Kentucky Traveler, so help me, I really did. When I first heard of it I was skeptical, and afraid it would be sort of embarrassing somehow. I’ve […]


Fiddlers 20 from Fiddler magazine

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fiddler magazine has come up with a unique way to celebrate their 20th year of publishing. They have released a retrospective CD/book package called Fiddlers 20 which includes transcriptions and recordings by 20 artists featured in the magazine over that same number of years. True […]


Mike Munford profiled in Baltimore Sun

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike Munford, reigning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, was profiled in today’s edition of his hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun. The piece by features writer Wesley Case follows Mike from his first exposure to the 5 string at 15 years of age, through his […]


Byron Berline – A Fiddler’s Diary

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

While it is a known fact that Blue Grass Boy Doug Green keeps a diary recording his activities, it isn’t so well known that another bluegrass musician did so. Well, in fact, this book is based on journal entries by Byron Berline’s wife Bette and […]


Inventing the American Guitar

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Christmas time is coming … and this new book, Inventing The American Guitar, may well be an ideal present for those interested in the history of the American flat-top guitar. Sub-titled The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries Inventing The American Guitar […]


Congratulations to Banjo NewsLetter

| November 1, 2013 | 4 Comments

Today is a big day for the venerable Banjo NewsLetter. With their November 2013 issue, their 481st, the monthly magazine celebrates 40 years of continuous publication. The cover depicts BNL’s publishers, Spencer and Donald Nitchie, who continue to manage the only print publication devoted entirely to […]


University of Illinois Press Bluegrass E-books

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

For a limited period only the University of Illinois Press (UIP) is making available in an E-book format three top quality bluegrass titles. Beginning on September 24, the date on which the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina, commences, […]


Acoustic Stories by Bill Amatneek

| September 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bill Amatneek has had quite a career playing bass and banjo in and around bluegrass and acoustic music. He was visible in the 1970s with Vern and Ray, and left a permanent mark as bassist on the seminal debut album from The David Grisman Quintet […]