Tag: mandolin

The Chronicles of Depression – Alex Hibbitts

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having performed with such acts as Randy Kohrs and the Expedition Show, Alex Hibbitts is no stranger to the bluegrass music scene. Although he has spent most of his bluegrass career as a sideman, and currently can most often be found working within his Depression […]


Grazztrio from Spain

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Barcelona comes Grazztrio, a new experimental string band that performs their own original music. Their approach merges traditional bluegrass instruments and playing styles with rhythms and harmonic concepts common to jazz and classical music. Members include Lluis Gomex on banjo, Oriol Gonzàlez on mandolin, and […]


New Years nightmare for Steve Thomas

| January 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

While most of us were spending New Year’s Eve with family and friends, or maybe taking in a concert or jamming with friends, Steve Thomas, noted Nashville sideman and one half of bluegrass duo Newton & Thomas, spent his in the cold watching his home […]


Darrell Webb’s new mandolin

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Darrell Webb got an early Christmas present this past weekend – a new mandolin from Chris Shelton with Hook Mandolins. But it’s not just a new axe. Chris presented Darrell with the first Darrell Webb signature model Hook mandolin. Webb said that this was the first […]


Los Hermanos Cubero video

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our Spanish bluegrass friends, The Cubero Brothers, contacted us recently to share a new music video, and to let us know that their latest album, Flor de Canciones, was available through CD Baby. The brothers, Roberto and Enrique, are native Spaniards with a serious interest in […]


Sierra Hull to play First Night at Berklee

| December 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sierra Hull has been invited to play during Boston’s First Night festival on New Year’s Eve at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. She completed the school’s two year diploma program in 2012, and has been touted as a Berklee success story ever since […]


Burren Backstep from Niall Toner

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Irish grasser Niall Toner has released a music video for his mandolin instrumental, Burren Backstep, included on his current Pinecastle project, Onward & Upwards. It’s a performance video of this simple but haunting tune, which Niall says came to him while relaxing in the Irish countryside. “The […]


Ken Palmer passes

| November 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ken Palmer passed away on Wednesday, October 30, of pneumonia following a heart transplant at University Hospital, London, Ontario. He was 65. Born in Montreal, on October 5, 1948, Kenneth Wayne Palmer grew up in Port Stanley and faced heart-related illness throughout his life. The […]


Zak McConnell passes

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zak McConnell, founder of The Fiddleheads, a Georgia-based progressive string band, passed away suddenly earlier this week. He was 26 years old, and died on Tuesday (October 29) from what is believed to have been a heart problem. A heart murmur had been previously diagnosed, […]


Debut solo album from Jesse Cobb

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mandolinist Jesse Cobb has his first solo project, Solitude, set for an official release on November 12. And as the title implies, it is a solo project in the truest sense of the word, featuring Cobb, his mandolin and sometimes his voice alone on all […]