• Jubilation Rising: Kissimmee Kid

    Randy Sparkman has a piece up on his website Jubilation Rising about Vassar Clements. The piece contains some good historical information and is very well written. here's a short excerpt that I liked. Playing a violin is like spending time with

  • Vassar Clements tribute podcast

    The recent passing of fiddling legend Vassar Clements has left us all a little blue. I was in the studio working with Larry Keel and his brother Gary when Vassar left us. I got Larry to tell a story about

  • Podcasting on Bluegrass Today

    We are please to announce that Bluegrass Today is now offering occasional podcasts (see explanation below). We will not be podcasting on any kind of regular schedule. The podcasts will be made available when they are news worthy, timely, or

  • James Reams & The Barnstormers now available for download

    The new CD Troubled Times from James Reams & The Barnstormers is now available for legal download from the following digital distribution centers. Here's where it's already available: Apple iTunes Napster MSN Music The songs will also be available soon on: Sony Connect Rhapsody MusicMatch You can still buy

  • Nothin’ Fancy hires new bass player

    This just in from Nothin' Fancy. Nothin' Fancy announces with sadness that bassist Tony Shorter has left the band due to personal reasons. In his stead, the band is pleased to announce Eli Johnston, recently of Branson, Missouri but now

  • Bill Yates has bypass surgery

    Thanks to Kip Martin for this bit of news. Bill Yates, former Country Gentleman, Bluegrass Boy, and Sunny Mountain Boy is having a quadruple bypass today. He went into the hospital in Winchester, VA yesterday and they decided to operate today.

  • Vassar Clements’ health failing

    This is a sad time for bluegrass as legendary fiddler Vassar Clements struggles with cancer. This was posted on Vassar's website yesterday. It is with great sadness we must report to you Vassar's current health situation. Last week, the doctor had