This report on The Gibson Brothers in Old Forge, NY is our first from Andy Flynn, assistant managing editor of Denton Publications. We hope to receive more from him going forward. The Gibson Brothers are maintaining world-class caliber performances this spring while promoting their newest album [...]
Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with information about the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival this weekend, and a quick guitar lesson. And don’t forget our Ugly Mandolin contest… Ugly Mandolin May will continue until the end of the month. We’re not mocking anyone or anything; we just [...]
Another successful infiltration for bluegrass music… We heard recently from Brandon Green, lecturer and band director in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program, about a music camp in West Virginia where he teaches. It’s called the Coda Mountain Academy, and they offer [...]
Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent talks about the Doyle Lawson festival, and our Ugly Mandolin Competition.
Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent, John Goad, has organized a fun competition for the month of May. He’s trying to locate the ugliest mandolin amongst the readers of Bluegrass Today. If you’ve got an ugly mandolin, we want to see it! Don’t be bashful; show [...]
Many know Mike Compton from the Nashville Bluegrass Band and John Hartford String Band, or from duet appearances. Many students have taken his mandolin classes. He IS the acknowledged Monroe-style master. When I learned Mike was appearing solo April 21 at the Towne Crier in Pawling [...]
Cumberland Gap Connection has announced a new member. Matt Hiser, from Spanishburg, WV, is coming onboard to play mandolin. He joins Mike Bentley on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo, Bryan Russell on bass, and Albon Clevenger on fiddle. John Dig A Hole, from their 2013 album, Another Song, [...]
West coast mandolin master John Reischman has a new album of instrumental music, which he calls Walk Along John. Like his varied career, the album’s 14 named tracks (with one secret) feature the stylistic mix his many admirers have come to expect. There’s blazing bluegrass, [...]