• Good news from Jesse McReynolds

    We received this note today from Joy McReynolds, wife of bluegrass mandolin legend Jesse McReynolds. He was hospitalized on Wednesday suffering from severe abdominal pain, where doctors performed surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. The surgery is said to have gone

  • Sideline to Mountain Home

    Mountain Home Music Company has announced the Sideline, one of the fastest rising bands in bluegrass, to the label. Both are based in western North Carolina. Founded by banjo man Steve Dilling, formerly of IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, and

  • Speedy Tolliver passes

    Roy Odell “Speedy” Tolliver, a popular and beloved banjo and fiddle player in the greater Washington, DC area, passed away on September 18. He was 99 years of age. Speedy was born in southwestern Virginia into a large musical family. After

  • Billy Droze celebrates #1 in Nashville

    Billy Droze has had a good run this summer on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart. Two songs from his debut bluegrass album, To Whom It May Concern, spent time at #1, Kentucky Blue and It Gets Better With Time. His

  • Deering introduces low tuned Julia Belle banjo

    Alison Brown with her Deering Julia Belle banjo In collaboration with award-winning banjo picker Alison Brown, and inspired by the music and art of the late John Hartford, Deering Banjos has announced the debut of their latest model. The Julia Belle, named

  • The Margaret Keene video from Mile Twelve

    Mile Twelve really is a definitively Boston band. Only one of its members hails from the city, the rest came to either attend school or were drawn by its music scene, like much of the under-30 demographic there. Young people have

  • Jesse McReynolds hospitalized in Nashville

    Legendary bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Jesse McReynolds was rushed to the hospital this morning, where he is now undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. Doctors at Sumner Hospital in Gallatin, TN have rated his condition as serious. Now 88

  • The Native Howl brings the thrash grass

    And now for something completely different... If you've been following bluegrass more than a few years, you'll have heard a number of hybrids mixing it with country music, or folk, old time, rock, hip hop, or jazz. We've seen acoustic heavy

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