• Herb Lambert passes

    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

  • 2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

    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

  • Adam Steffey talks Here To Stay

    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

  • Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

    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

  • First Murphy Method mandolin camp in September

    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

  • Mitchell Cannon medical fund

    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

  • Andy Carswell passes

    We received a note from Australian grassers The Stetson Family with news that their mandolinist, Andy Carswell, had passed away in mid-March after a three year bout with cancer. Both Andy and the band had made an effort to keep his

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