• Ralph Stanley II is a Class Act

    Ralph Stanley II has just signed with Mike Drudge at Class Act Entertainment. Drudge will handle Stanley's concert booking exclusively. Known affectionately as "Two," Stanley is continuing to tour in support of his newest CD This One Is Two. The CD

  • Hornography

    Randy Kohrs' record label, Left of Center Records, is soon to release a new resophonic guitar CD entitled, Hornography. Hornography serves as a tribute to resophonic guitar luthier, Tim Scheerhorn. Kohrs is joined on the CD by an all star line

  • Poll: Lord of the Fiddle-Face

    Halloween seems an appropriate day to release out gallery of Fiddle Faces. Some of these were sent in from readers. A couple of them are my own entries from the original post. Take a look at all the Fiddle Faces and

  • Dale Perry joins Pine Mountain Railroad

    Cody Shuler recently announced that effect October 18, 2008, Dale Perry has joined Pine Mountain Railroad. Dale will be playing the 5 and singing harmony vocals. Dale's bass singin as been a distinguishing marks of the bands he's performed with in

  • Music Marketing on the cheap

    Bluegrass music is a little different from other her genres in our business model. Not many other styles of music can boast the healthy festival circuit that bluegrass has. Fans of other styles don't have the ready access to artists

  • WSJ: The State of Bluegrass

    Barry Mazor at the Wall Street Journal has written a piece about the State of Bluegrass music in 2008. Published today, the article asserts that Since the music is the heart of the matter, there's no better indication of the latest bluegrass

  • Comments have been fixed

    Hello all, We're sorry that comments have not been enabled on the majority of The B posts in recent months. Comments were, initially, set up to be on by default and something got changed that switched that. We're still not sure

  • Lord of the Fiddle-Face?

    I ran across this story over the weekend while I was doing some browsing. SooToday.com is a news reporting website for Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. It seems they don't know much about fiddling at SooToday. They think this photo represents mastery

  • Czech bluegrass instruction

    Here in the Southeastern US we're quite used to bluegrass events, including instructional camps and clinics. Seeing the same happen in other parts of the world always fascinates me. It seems the main (only?) such event in the Czech Republic recently

  • Bluegrass Art in Kentucky

    Richard Matteson JR lives in Louisville, KY. He teaches guitar at a local music store. He began playing bluegrass in the early 1980s with banjoist Derrick Phillips. In 1997 he formed his band, the Bluegrass Messengers. Matteson has published ten