It’s been a while since we discussed the IBMA breakaway organization, the ABMA, which stands for the Argumentative Bluegrass Music Association. They formed a few years ago and built themselves on the principle that nothing advances our music more than arguing about it. They held […]
Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]
Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute… Doesn’t Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That’s right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to an agreement to […]
Here’s still another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.
With Dustin Pyrtle hopping aboard the Quicksilver Express, Grasstowne is pleased to announce that Blake Johnson is their newest member, playing guitar and singing lead. Blake lives in Roxboro, NC and has been playing guitar since he was ten years old. His musical upbringing is […]
Many singer-songwriters spend most of their career without having their songs cut by a hit artist. Some, however, enjoy great success. Perhaps it would be wise of us (myself included) to take note of the work of songwriters like Ray Edwards. A recent Rural Rhythm […]
Veteran bluegrass mandolin player Alan Bibey of Grasstowne does it the old-fashioned way—and doesn’t mind telling you why. He took a few minutes to explain between sound check and Grasstowne’s November 29 performance in the North Brevard Shrine Center in Titusville, FL. Bibey is both relaxed […]
A debut single from the upcoming Grasstowne CD on Mountain Fever Records, Grasstowne 4, has been released to radio. This is their first project with Mountain Fever, having just recently signed with the Virginia-based label. The single is a collaboration between Grasstowne and Ronnie Bowman, […]