• Bluegrass A La Carte (9/14)

    John Duffey to be inducted into Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame "The late, great John Duffey, who fronted the first important bluegrass crossover band, Seldom Scene, until his death in 1996, will become the 33rd member of the Bill Monroe

  • IBMM: Bill Monroe Exhibit

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum is celebrating Bill Monroe's birthday early. Actually, they are simply taking two years to celebrate his 100th birthday as part of a worldwide Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration. The IBMM has three exhibits planned as part of the

  • Honeywagon: Songs From Neverland

    Here's something unique we just came across. The band Honeywagon was formed several years ago in the Los Angeles, CA area. They've released three previous CDs, each one a tribute to a different non-bluegrass artist. The first was Sympathy for Bluegrass:

  • River Boy: Caroline

    Here's a new bluegrass music video we recently became aware of. The band is River Boy, from Charleston, SC. Having released a self-titled CD, the band also produced a music video for one of their original tunes, Caroline. The video includes footage

  • Russian Report on Wernick Tour

    Last month Pete Wernick and his wife Joan headed to Russia to be part of the Russia-America Bluegrass Jamboree. Having returned from the trip, Dr. Banjo's August newsletter highlights the trip and points to a full report on his website. The

  • United Breaks Guitars #3

    By now we're all familiar with the continuing story of Dave Carroll's sing-off with United Airlines over the breaking of his Taylor Guitar. He didn't get an adequate response from the United Customer Service people, so he took to the

  • Fun Festival Flyer

    We don't typically post about festivals and concerts due to the localized nature of the events. Sometimes though, an event will be special in some way: a large destination festival such as the IBMA World of Bluegrass, an unusual and

  • The future of Bluegrass Europe magazine

    The European Bluegrass Blog has been posting some news recently concerning the future of Bluegrass Europe magazine. It seems the board of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has decided to continue publication of the magazine, as a stand-alone publication beginning

  • Review: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

    I've been a fan of Frank Solivan II since I first heard him perform with the United States Navy band, Country Current. Frank has since left the Navy and formed his own band bearing his name, Frank Solivan & Dirty

  • Steve Martin: Bluegrass over Comedy?

    CNN caught up with funny-man turned banjo-man, Steve Martin, at the 2010 Bonnaroo festival and their cameras captured him talking about the benefits of performing music rather than stand-up comedy. UPDATE (11:00 AM): Turner has blocked embedding of the video from