• Ed Helms and the L.A. Bluegrass Situation

    We've  written before about Ed Helms (of The Office) and his love for bluegrass music. Not content merely to be a lone banjo player in L.A., Helms decided it was time to put together a bluegrass music event in Hollywood. Partnering

  • Blue Highway 15 in pictures

    This past Friday night (3/12/2010) was a big night in Roanoke, VA. Bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway, performed their 15th anniversary show at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke. This band has been an inspiration to many bluegrass fans and pickers,

  • Slate.com misunderstands bluegrass music

    Slate.com recently ran an article about Steve Martin entitled: Late-Period Steve Martin. The subtitle proves helpful in understanding what the piece is about: How to understand the actor, novelist, essayist, playwright, banjo player, crotch-centric variety show performer, and Oscar co-host. The author's concern

  • The Cleverlys

    I just discovered The Cleverlys this morning, even though their facebook page says they've been around since 1952. It's a family band according to their Facebook bio, which I have no reason to disbelieve. Their music isn't exactly traditional bluegrass. I

  • Bluegrass: A La Carte (3/2)

    Cinnamon Rolls With a Side of Bluegrass Gospel Roadfood Digest highlights a truckstop in Loveland, CO, recommending the Gospel Jam and the cinnamon rolls, in that order. "We’d suggest you attack a Johnson’s Corner cinnamon roll after the session, however, so as

  • Happy 50th to Ode/Ome Banjos

    Bluegrass Unlimited just published a nice article about the 50th anniversary of Chuck Ogsbury's entrance into the world of banjo building. The article chronicles the story of Ogsbury's early forays into instrument construction and business ownership. He started Ode Banjos

  • Mapping Bluegrass with TuneGlue

    If you've ever wanted to explore the relationships between artists and band you like, then TuneGlue is an app you're likely to enjoy. TuneGlue will "map" the music you like. You type in an artist or band name to start and

  • Bluegrass Art from David Emory

    It's no secret that Bluegrass Today celebrates the intersection of musical art with other forms such as painting and drawing. So we're pleased to bring to your attention, another fine artist with an interest in bluegrass music. David Emory works with

  • Rigsby, Leadbetter and Bennett

    Just recently we told you about a short upcoming concert/workshop tour that Richard Bennett and Phil Leadbetter are doing together. Now Phil has contacted us with some exciting news about that pairing, and where it's leading. As we noted in