Tag: mandolin

Innisfree video from Joe Walsh

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Northeastern US mandolinist Joe Walsh has released a live performance video of one of the songs on his new solo project, Borderlands. The album features a mix of Joe’s original songs and tunes, along with a number of classics from the old time repertoire. Bluegrass […]


Brian Aldridge departs Sideline

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sideline has announced the departure of their mandolinist and a primary vocalist, Brian Aldridge. He has been with the band this past two years. North Carolina bluegrass fans had watched Brian grow up on stage. His dad, Mike Aldridge, was a member of the Bass Mountain […]


Herb Lambert passes

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Herb Lambert, master mandolinist and teacher from western North Carolina has died at 88 years of age. He was known for his ability to play in the Bill Monroe style, and for carrying those techniques forward to songs other than one Monroe had himself recorded. […]


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 […]


Adam Steffey talks Here To Stay

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here To Stay, Adam Steffey’s new album from Mountain Home Music, is one his fans have been hoping for this past ten years or so. We had a chance to discuss the new record with him last week while he was traveling to a show. Steffey […]


Grascals’ Danny Roberts Receives Special Honor

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grascals’ mandolin ace Danny Roberts has traveled the world enjoying a wealth of musical experiences in bluegrass, but this 4th of July weekend he soaked in a couple of moments that were extra special to him at the 45th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts […]


Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 1st Annual Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp has been scheduled for later this summer, held in conjunction with the Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Surfside Beach, SC. Joining Alan on the faculty will be Danny Roberts from The Grascals, and Gary Brown, Bibey’s cousin and […]


Scott Napier’s mandolin comes home to PA

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Does every instrument have a story to tell? That’s a romantic notion among musicians and many fans of acoustic stringed music, imagining all the people who may have played or owned one over its life. That theme was the basis for a popular film in 1998 […]


First Murphy Method mandolin camp in September

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Long known for their successful banjo instructional efforts, The Murphy Method has announced their first ever mandolin camp this year, set to run September 23-25 in Winchester, VA. The company is the brainchild of Murphy Henry, a banjo teacher who started producing audio tapes some […]


Mitchell Cannon medical fund

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are fortunate to live in an age when cancer is not quite as scary a word as it once was. Those beyond and approaching retirement age surely recall when the word was whispered in hushed tones, as if saying it aloud could unleash its devastating […]