• A Podunk Family Reunion

    Imagine working with six or eight co-writers, with a goal of finishing a song and having a band learn, arrange and perform it — all in about eight hours spread over two days. Oh yeah, and the “studio” is a gritty

  • WAMU’s Bluegrass Country Turns 45

    Who would have guessed that when Dick Spottswood and Gary Henderson teamed up for a half-hour radio program devoted to bluegrass music on July 2, 1967, they and offshoots of their little show would still be going strong 45 years

  • IBMA Awards Deadline Looms

    Time is running out to submit nominations for special awards that will be presented at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville this September. E-mail nominations must be received by this Friday, June 29. Nominations sent by U.S. mail need to

  • The Infamous Stringdusters – Silver Sky

    Last fall, as a keynote speaker at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville, Chris Pandolfi acknowledged that the Infamous Stringdusters had no interest in attempting to reach all bluegrass fans with their music. “We’re not trying to reposition old bluegrass

  • IBMA Search Drags On

    As the search for IBMA’s new executive director extends into the summer, it is increasingly likely that the position will not be filled before the association’s signature annual event – the World of Bluegrass business conference and FanFest in late

  • RIP Doc Watson

    The music world yet lost another legend this evening with the passing of guitar virtuoso Doc Watson, who was 89. The eight-time Grammy winner died shortly after 7:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC