Tag: mandolin

The new Monroe Mandolin Camp

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
monroe_camp_th

With the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s decision to broaden the scope of their mandolin camp rather than continue to specialize in the Monroe style, master mandolin player Mike Compton has decided to set up a camp to fill the void. The first of these new […]

more

Carl Chatski passes

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
chatski_th

The Seattle bluegrass music community has lost a long-time member in the person of Carl Chatski, who passed away unexpectedly July 24 at the age of 75. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carl had lived in the Seattle, WA area for some time. As a younger man, he […]

more

Band Aid video contest goes bluegrass

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
eddys_th

When you scrape a knee or cut your finger, do you think bluegrass? Well that’s what Mary Eddy of Parkersburg, WV did when she learned that Band Aid was running a video contest. She grabbed up her bluegrass picking songs, Jake and Carter, and following […]

more

Bright Munde from Alan Munde and Billy Bright

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
bright_munde_th

New music from Alan Munde is always good news for followers of adventurous five string banjo playing, and his latest, Bright Munde, a set of banjo/mandolin duets with Billy Bright, is another cause for rejoicing. It’s not likely that many readers spent hundreds of hours […]

more

Straight Up Strings from Roger Siminoff

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
siminoff_strings_th

For the past fifty plus years, Roger Siminoff has been at the forefront of technical analysis for fretted stringed instruments. He has published his research over the years in a number of publications geared towards acoustic musicians, notably Banjo NewsLetter and both Frets and Pickin’ […]

more

Chris Davis to Diamond Rio

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
chris_davis

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 […]

more

Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
wrong_guitar_th

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 […]

more

Having a Coffee with ……. Joe Walsh

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
joe_walsh_th

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 […]

more

Nighthawk from Danny Roberts

| April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
nighthawk_th

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 […]

more

Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
bibey_berklee_th

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 […]

more