Tag: guitar

Dudley Connell soldiers on

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seldom Scene guitarist Dudley Connell is preparing for this weekend’s shows at The Birchmere, as per usual for Thanksgiving. But this year, he’s wondering what to do with his left hand. While on the 5th annual Traditional Bluegrass Cruise to the Caribbean, Dudley broke his right wrist […]


Point to Point video from Jon Stickley Trio

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jon Stickley is among the many young string players who employ the technique they’ve developed playing bluegrass to write, record, and perform music that branches out a bit from what Bill Monroe left us. In Jon’s case, it’s original instrumental music based on flatpicking guitar, […]


Jake Workman joins Ricky Skaggs

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wasting no time after yesterday’s announcement that Cody Kilby was leaving Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs has announced today that Utah flatpicker Jake Workman has joined the band. Like many young guitarists, Jake came to bluegrass sideways, having started with an interest in rock guitar in his […]


Teach your children well – Daisy Kerr

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Child prodigies have a long history in bluegrass. Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and Chris Thile are just a few of the top performers who had been turning heads in bluegrass circles before they were old enough to drive. It’s always difficult to predict which talented youngsters […]


Banjos and guitars on Craft In America

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Craft In America is both an organization dedicated to promoting handcrafted art and useables in the United States, and a PBS television series celebrating the best of what is currently being produced. They maintain the Craft In America Center in Los Angeles and have produced […]


David Bromberg donates papers to Library of Congress

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US Library of Congress has announced a major gift, a donation of personal papers from folk, bluegrass and old time musician David Bromberg to their American Folklife Center. Bromberg has been a prominent guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist in acoustic music since the 1960s. A native […]


Huss & Dalton to introduce The Pilgrim

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

As they celebrate their 20th Anniversary this month, Virginia luthiers Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton are preparing to introduce a new dreadnaught guitar model to their traditional line. The Pilgrim is designed to be a bluegrass picker’s box, with East Indian rosewood back and sides, […]


Shubb introduces Fine Tune capos

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shubb has introduced a new capo to their line of products. Called the Fine Tune Capo, it is designed for guitar and banjo players who prefer the U-shaped, screw-activated models which have been especially popular among bluegrass musicians of late. This is a radical redesign […]


Straight Up Strings for guitar

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the next few days we will describe some of the new items for bluegrass folks introduced in the Exhibit Hall during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention earlier this month, and a few that were new to us. First up is Straight Up Strings […]


Hogan’s House Of Music – Ron Block

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Growing up, Hogan’s House Of Music was where a young Ron Block learned the beauty and variety of popular music. The retail music emporium was owned and operated by his father in Lawndale, CA and the future guitar and banjo virtuoso spent a lot of time […]