• Rock Guitarist finds bluegrass

    If you had stumbled across Trey Alexander nine months ago, chances are he would have been shredding an electric guitar in a manner befitting someone who was named one of the top 10 electric players and was Guitar Player magazine’s

  • Keith Arneson’s final gig

    Twenty-four years after Keith Arneson and his banjo walked out of boot camp, he played his final gig in uniform Friday night with the U.S. Navy band, Country Current. It was a bittersweet moment for Arneson, and for a few dozen

  • Foxhounds and Fiddles from Flashback

    J. D. Crowe is gone from the stage, but his music and his influence remain constant, both in terms of songs that remain in regular rotation on the bluegrass airwaves and of ex-band members who continue to make music shaped

  • It’s time for Hazel in the Hall of Fame

    Is this the year bluegrass pioneer Hazel Dickens is inducted into the bluegrass Hall of Fame? It should be. Then again, last year, she didn’t even make the ballot, a head-scratching development that seems to defy explanation. But just as spring’s

  • Melody Walker, Molly Tuttle offer Bigger Than This

    Sometimes when two songwriters get together to collaborate, the result is more than anyone expected. That was the case recently when Melody Walker and Molly Tuttle, both recent Nashville transplants from California and both award-winning writers and artists, sat down

  • Ned Luberecki’s Take Five Shines

    If I were a casting director looking for someone to play a mad scientist, Ned Luberecki would be my guy. I can picture him in a white lab coat, huddled over an experiment, with an evil grin and a devious

  • Vince Gill has eye on Bluegrass Homecoming

    If digital recording sites had a bin for remainders—products that didn’t live up to the hype or sales—they’d be filled with projects by country stars who, for one reason or another, tried the bluegrass route at some point in their

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