Tag: resonator guitar

Jerry Douglas is a Bluegrass Star!

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

At this past weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Farmers Branch, Texas, Jerry Douglas accepted the 2016 Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Douglas is the sixth recipient of this annual award, instituted in 2010 to honor artists who advance bluegrass music and bring it […]


Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Grain, reso-guitarist with The Edgar Loudermilk Band. The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years ago with a vision […]


Brad Hudson signs with Pinecastle

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brad Hudson, reso-guitarist with Sideline, has signed with Pinecastle Records for a new project which will feature both his vocal and instrumental prowess. Bluegrass fans will recall seeing Brad recently with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, touring as a part of their Country Grass shows. […]


New Reso Line from Paul Beard

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and up, his guitars were priced […]


Tyler Collins to Darrell Webb

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]


Chris Hart’s dobros returned

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well here’s a piece of good news. Last week we reported the theft of a pair of reso-guitars from Chris Hart in Rustburg, VA. One was an irreplaceable prewar Norwood chimes, and the other a newer Redline covergirl model. To make the loss sting even more, […]


Brad Hudson back to Carolina Road

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have welcomed Brad Hudson back to the band on reso-guitar full time. The eastern North Carolina native developed a fascination with Carolina Road’s music as a teen, and went to see them perform as often as possible. His hope to join the band […]


Matt Leadbetter – Like father, like son

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s an old saying in the southern US, that goes, “If you’re half the man your father was, you’ll be OK.” It is meant to serve as a testament to a great man, and both a challenge and encouragement to his son. It’s likely that […]


Missing Dobro returned – in a manner of speaking

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

As this year’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville was winding down, we shared the unfortunate story of a young man whose instrument had gone missing. Alex Clayton had borrowed a Dobro guitar from a friend so that he could work on his developing skills in jam […]


The Littlest Dobro from Ivan Rosenberg

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reso-guitar master Ivan Rosenberg has come up with a clever way to promote his next recording, using the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to generate advance orders. He has found success for his melodic old time and contemporary bluegrass recordings, as an in-demand instructor of resophonic slide […]