Tag: mandolin

Chris Davis to Diamond Rio

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gene Johnson, a founding member of country group Diamond Rio – and a former mandolinist/vocalist with J.D. Crowe & the New South – is set to undergo open heart surgery in June, with Chris Davis, recently of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, set to fill […]


Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]


Having a Coffee with ……. Joe Walsh

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.  Mandolinist Joe Walsh was the first person to study […]


Nighthawk from Danny Roberts

| April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Danny Roberts, The Grascals’ mando man, has a new CD set for a May release on Mountain Home Music. Nighthawk highlights Danny’s creative side with ten new tunes for mandolin, and his extra talented family, wife Andrea and daughter Jaelee. Both are fine vocalists, with Andrea […]


Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]


Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]


Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival in IL

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tribute or themed bluegrass festivals have become quite popular of late. Many touring bands serve as hosts at weekend events, and some are held in honor of icons of the music, like A Lester Flatt Celebration held annually in Sparta, TN to mark the birthplace […]


Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]


Bluegrass element to tragic Missouri murder

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Much of the US followed news this week of the kidnapping and, ultimately the murder of Hailey Owens, a 10 year old girl in Springfield, MO. She was abducted near her home by a man feigning a request for directions on February 18. The kidnapping took […]


Harry West passes

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Harry West, longtime co-proprietor of Harry & Jeanie West Fine Musical Instruments in Statesville, NC, died on January 25. He was 87 years old. Their store is and has been a destination for both vintage and new bluegrass instruments for several decades now, and will continue […]