• Terrible news from Ernie Thacker

    Very sad news today from Ernie Thacker. He has just been informed that the surgery he had been anticipating to spare his life from an aggressive bone infection can not be performed. The news was already dire, given that a double

  • Foundation for Bluegrass Music Grants Due December 1

    Applications for the 2018 grants from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music are due at the end of this month. They award between $8,000-$10,000 each year in individual grants to organizations that support educational, literary, artistic, and historic preservation projects and

  • Nu-Blu Facebook listening party Friday night

    Nu-Blu has a unique way of introducing their brand new Christmas EP, Shine, from Voxhall Records. They will be hosting a Facebook Live listening party Friday night (11/17) at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The bluegrass quartet from North Carolina features husband-and-wife Daniel

  • Clay Hess to Pinecastle Records

    Pinecastle Records has signed bluegrass singer, songwriter, and powerhouse flatpicker Clay Hess to the label. A new record with his Clay Hess Band is expected in 2018. Hess has been known as a guitar phenom for the past 20 years, hitting

  • Bluegrass Jamboree! 2017 tour stops

    Attention German bluegrass and old time music lovers! The 2017 edition of the Bluegrass Jamboree! package tour starts next week with 24 dates in Germany, Netherlands, and Austria leading up to Christmas week. Each year since 2009 Rainer Zellner has brought

  • Cindy Cashdollar injured in single car accident

    Prominent resonator and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar was injured last Thursday in a single vehicle accident near her home in Woodstock, NY. Among the greatest fears of traveling musicians is falling asleep while driving, a not unrealistic fear given the many

  • I Still Pray drops for Kristy Cox

    Australian bluegrass singer Kristy Cox has released a second single from her upcoming 2018 album for Mountain Fever Records. This one is a new Christmas song from Kasey Chambers, I Still Pray, delivered in the traditional bluegrass Gospel format. The track

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