• Blue Yodel #56 – Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

    Our guest smarty pants this week has been called the Father of Bluegrass History—okay, I just called him that, but it’s apt. Neil Rosenberg is Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, a chair formerly held by Gandalf. Neil

  • On This Day #3

    On this day in 1950 ..... On November 21, 1950, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their first recording session for Columbia Records. During an afternoon session at The Tulane Hotel (Castle Studio) Nashville, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - assisted by

  • Carlton Haney – a bluegrass life

    Richard Thomspon has prepared this brief biography of Carlton Haney. Its publication has been delayed awaiting some of the personal tributes that are included, and a spot of poor health on Richard's part. Carlton L Haney, one of the most colorful,

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #23

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Canadian Bluegrass site launches

    Bluegrass Gazette has launched as an online community site to promote and foster the bluegrass scene in Canada. It takes the form of both a monthly magazine, and a social networking interface under the direction of editor Rick Thompson. Monthly columns

  • Bluegrass at Harvard

    Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain - A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number

  • New IBMA Board members announced

    The seating of five newly-elected members of  the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association has just been announced. Three incumbent board members return to their seats along with two new members to fill the Board's full complement

  • Neil Rosenberg on The Music of Bill Monroe

    Continuing with a Bill Monroe/Neil Rosenberg theme... I recently had occasion to correspond with Neil about his upcoming book, The Music Of Bill Monroe, written with the late Charles Wolfe, and due for a 2007 release by the University of Illinois

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