Tag: guitar

Shaun Richardson to Dailey & Vincent

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Shaun Richardson to their band, filling the spot vacated by Seth Taylor’s move to full time with Mountain Heart. At only 20 years of age, Shaun is already an experienced hand on the road, having worked with a […]


Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]


Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]


John Simmons to The Bluegrass Brothers

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass Brothers of southwest Virginia have announced John Simmons as their new guitarist. John is a familiar face in bluegrass circles from his work with Country Fried Grass, a successful regional group he headed for 2006-2013. He will also sing lead and harmony vocals with the […]


Just Ten – Presley Barker

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I see young children hailed as musical prodigies in the bluegrass world, I usually wonder if their early technical skill will translate into a true superstar career, with not just the knowledge to arrange notes in a complicated manner, but to play with heart […]


Fret Paw capo promises no retuning

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Ferguson, known in the banjo world as the developer of the Perfect Pitch capo, has a new product to introduce to the fretted stringed instrument world. The Fret Paw capo goes against most of the tradition in the capo world, which insists that the device […]


DR Strings introduce Veritas

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

DR Strings in Emerson, NJ has announced the introduction of a new line of strings for acoustic, flat top guitars. Their VERITAS strings are a hex-core, phosphor bronze string designed for long life without the need for coatings or surface treatment. DR has received a patent […]


Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]


Dreadnoughts Unlimited scholarships for Kaufman Kamp

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once again in 2016, Dreadnoughts Unlimited will award need and age-based scholarships to attend the Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamps in Maryville, TN. These week-long residence workshops offer intensive, hands-on music education for bluegrass and old time musicians looking to up their game. And thanks to the […]


Two hot young pickers – Chelsea and Grace Constable

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass lovers know that hot young pickers show up just about everywhere you look. You see them at festivals all over the world, at fiddler’s conventions, and at amateur pickings in every imaginable setting. Some may just be precocious youngsters, but others will develop into […]