• Bluegrassers Need A Helping Hand

    If you’re blessed to have a little extra this holiday season, two hardworking and talented bluegrass musicians can use your help. Songwriter-bass player Angie Hawkins and guitarist Larry Dwight Benefield lost their Lafayette, AL, home and nearly all of their possessions

  • For IBMA, Time For A Change

    It’s time for Jon Weisberger to resign as the chairman of IBMA’s board of directors. I don’t say that lightly. As a lifetime member of the organization, I’ve put $1,000 where my mouth is because I believe in bluegrass music, earn

  • Claire Lynch’s Holiday!

    Claire Lynch has had two projects on her wish list for a while – a CD of holiday songs and one filled with swing tunes. If the festive CD – Holiday! – is any indication of what happens when her musical

  • Steve Gulley talks 2015

    David Morris caught up with Steve Gulley during World of Bluegrass in Raleigh to talk about his plans going forward. He has a new band, is working on a new album, and has a solo Gospel project just out. Dave

  • Mark Simos talks songwriting

    During the IBMA's World of Bluegrass convention in late September, David Morris sat down with Berklee College of Music professor of songwriting, Mark Simos to discuss his new book, Songwriting Strategies: A 360 Degree Approach.   We'll have a complete review of

  • ‘Tween Earth and Sky – Becky Buller

    In baseball, a five-tool player comes along once every decade or two. Anyone who hits for average and power, has speed, is terrific defensively and has a rifle arm is revered. In bluegrass, the best of the best are three-tool players.

  • Spinney Brothers – Tried & True

    It’s a safe bet that no one will ever accuse the Spinney Brothers of straying from traditional bluegrass, as shaped by Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Album after album, show after show, the Canadian band stays faithful to the