Tag: guitar

Brushwood Songs & Stories from Norman Blake

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can there be a bluegrass or old time musician more consistently entertaining than Norman Blake? He’s been flatpicking his guitar and singing songs that celebrate a simple life and the old time ways since 1972, delivering a series of cherished albums and remarkable live performances. […]


Year Of The Dog – Grant Gordy and Ross Martin

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fans of flatpicking guitar are as inclined to find the two guitar duo as the ideal place to practice their art as they are the fuller sound of a full bluegrass band. The lead lines don’t have to fight against a full rhythm section to be […]


Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […]


Leiper’s Fork Christmas from Ron Block

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ron Block has a new album, Leiper’s Fork Christmas, just now released in time for December. For the second year in a row, the noted multi-instrumentalist of Alison Krauss & Union Station fame has recorded a set of instrumental music with his readings of classic holiday favorites. […]


Kevin Richardson – Embrace every moment

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Kevin Richardson, guitarist with The Larry Stephenson Band. He shares a few words about he has achieved his dream of becoming a professional bluegrass performer. Born in Pinehurst, NC in 1979, I missed some of the best bluegrass ever played. I’m […]


Custom embossing available from Musicians Belt

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Musicians Belt, who for years has been offering high-quality no-scratch leather belts for string musicians, has announced a new program. The company now has a laser engraver in the shop, allowing them to cut custom logos into plain leather belts, and even add color to the […]


G7 Heritage Series Capo

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The good people at G7th capos […]


2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious competitions of their kind […]


40 Blues video from Rebecca Frazier

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rebecca Frazier has never been one to do as she’s told, starting with “girls don’t play Tony Rice-style lead guitar.” This small but power-packed young woman has shown herself a force to be recognized in the flatpicking world, and her most recent album, When We […]


Lambert & Walz

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are many traditional songs that are beloved in bluegrass circles; songs that can be heard at every jam session from Telluride to Galax. For their debut album, new duo Lambert & Walz has picked out seven favorites from the public domain, added in two […]