• Sounds of Home Blue Highway

    Anyone who is new to bluegrass – listener, artist, writer, producer – and many who have been doing it for years, should be required to listen to Sounds of Home, the new release from Blue Highway on Rounder. Everything about this

  • Academy of Bluegrass – a review

    Do you live in the middle of nowhere and can’t find a bluegrass teacher? Or work strange hours and need to take lessons at odd times? With the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass, it’s now possible to improve as a picker,

  • Battle of the bands

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. Those attending IBMA’s Fan Fest Friday night in Nashville got a sneak preview of the battle for bluegrass supremacy that is likely to

  • IBMA 2010 Odds and Ends

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Some stray notes and riffs from the World of Bluegrass conference this week in Nashville: WHAT IS THAT? Hang around

  • 2010 IBMA Awards recap

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Thursday night’s IBMA awards ceremony had a distinctly retro feel, with Hazel Dickens and Earl Scruggs on the stage

  • Peter Rowan discusses Legacy

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. After five decades in the music business, Peter Rowan doesn’t feel at all like he’s old and in the

  • The Boxcars CD release party

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Like hundreds of folks in Nashville on Wednesday, Keith Garrett was dreaming about quitting his day job and plunging

  • Rural Rhythm showcase

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. At one point during the Rural Rhythm Records after-hours showcase late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the World of Bluegrass conference

  • Claire Lynch Tuesday evening showcase

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Anyone giving a close listen to Claire Lynch’s latest album, Whatcha Gonna Do, is sure

  • Magic Moments

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. In the flood of music at the World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville – some of the biggest names on stage and polished