Category: Online resources and features

Live streaming from Wintergrass

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In addition to their ongoing Bluegrass Roundup, concluding this weekend, Concert Window will be broadcasting Friday and Saturday from Wintergrass in Bellevue, WA. The festival begins today, and runs through Sunday. Concert Window will be broadcasting from the Third Place Cedar Stage on the evenings […]


Bluegrass Roundup – world’s first online bluegrass festival

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

What would you be willing to pay for 9 straight nights of live bluegrass, cybercast right into your home? Well it doesn’t much matter, as the folks at Concert Window who have scheduled Bluegrass Roundup, their first ever multi-day bluegrass festival online, will be offering most of […]


Best of Bluegrass 2014 

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stringing along with the seasonal greetings and almost before the first slice of turkey is eaten are the ‘best ofs’ chosen for various music publications by writers who have their fingers on the pulse. For PopMatters, an enthusiastic Steve Leftridge rates “2014 the best year […]


IBMA Google group shuts down

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has operated a discussion group for many years, allowing members to converse openly about concerns and issues that are germane to the organization. It started out as an email listserv when that was the reigning technology, and has since been […]


Saying goodbye to Engine 145

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month we’re saying goodbye to one of the most popular roots music sites on the Internet. Engine 145, managed by Juli Thanki in Washington, DC, will shut down on December 8. Juli has taken a job as a country music writer with The Tennessean, and […]


Lonesome Road Review looking for writers

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many readers will recall the work of Aaron Keith Harris, who wrote a number of articles for us during the early days of Bluegrass Today’s existence. Aaron is a thoughtful writer who has contributed to other publications on both music and libertarian politics. These days his music […]


Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]


Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry. […]


Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with the iBook software for $15.99. […]


Greensky Bluegrass featured in the Musician Portrait Project

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever heard of moving portraits? Me neither. But that’s the idea behind the Musician Portrait Project, a new venture between photographer Derek Brad and his business partner Jeffrey Rayfield. Their concept is to use silent video – shot with high quality equipment – to collect […]