• Does RollingStone know its Bluegrass?

    Does RollingStone know its bluegrass? Take a few minutes to read this article, recently published on the magazine's website, and then answer in our poll. Here's the introduction. It's been more than 60 years since Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, unleashed

  • Leadership Bluegrass Report

    Every year IBMA hosts a three day event called Leadership Bluegrass. Leadership Bluegrass provides an opportunity for disparate members of the community, such as artists, engineers, label reps, etc., to all gather together for three days, in Nashville, to learn

  • Banjo in The Office

    We've posted once before concerning the inclusion of the banjo in the popular TV show The Office. The latest episode includes another musical interlude featuring the instrument. With a new secretary in The Office, Dwight and Andy attempt to impress her

  • Josh Williams & Michael Martin Murphey

    This sent in by Tony Williams. On Friday, April 3rd, 2009, The Josh Williams Band was asked to back up legendary western singer, Michael Martin Murphey at Owensboro Kentucky's eighth annual "Bluegrass Returns to Its Roots Festival."  Josh Williams said, "the

  • Bluegrass alive and well…in Europe

    We are always encouraged to see main stream media coverage of our beloved musical genre. When that coverage is in a major news outlet like the New York Times, it's even better. Yesterday the NYT published a story in its "Arts"

  • Elvis Costello welcomes bluegrass

    Elvis Costello last recorded an acoustic album in 1986. On June 2, 2009 he is set to release another, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett, recorded in Nashville in three days, and features a

  • Fretboard Journal Radio

    The editors of Fretboard Journal are trying their hand at internet radio. They've recently launched Fretboard Journal BlogTalkRadio. The show is hosted by the editors of the magazine and will air live every Friday at 1PM PST. Each episode will be

  • Jack Black on the Opry

    We knew that comedian Jack Black had an interest in bluegrass, and we recently told you he would be performing on the Grand Ole Opry. Now we've got the video. On Saturday, Feb 28, 2009, he performed the Opry with his

  • We have our winners

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our "Free Earl Scruggs Tickets" giveaway. We have our two winners now. Tom & Ryan have each won a pair of tickets to the Earl Scruggs and Friends concert in Charlotte, NC on April 11.

  • Steve Martin to make Opry debut

    He's "played" a lot of stages, but on May 30, 2009, Steve Martin will set foot on the stage at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to perform songs from his new CD, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. This will