• 1942 Martin D45 = $250K

    Those who keep an eye on the values of older fretted stringed instruments have watched the prices steadily climb of late when these rare specimens are offered for sale. Especially the Gibson banjos from the 1930s, Gibson mandolins from the

  • New Alecia Nugent CD available

    We mentioned last week in The GrassCast episode #17 that Alecia Nugent's sophomore release for Rounder Records, A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane was set to hit the street on February 28, 2006. Alecia discussed in her GrassCast interview (listen online)

  • Still more MySpace bluegrass

    It seems that these notes about bluegrass artists creating pages on MySpace.com are becoming a regular occurrence. Find our previous posts with info on bluegrass artist MySpace pages here. Tim Stafford just contacted us to mention that he has a personal

  • New CD from Bluegrass & Beyond

    We got a note from Randy Culler with Bluegrass & Beyond that their debut CD, Livin' A Dream, is now available. The band is based in Southwest VA/Northwest NC and they specialize in traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Audio samples are

  • Happy Birthday, Doc

    A quick birthday wish goes out to Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, who turns 60 today (2/25/06). It's a major milestone - congrats, Pete! UPDATE: We just received a note from Jeanie Stanley about another bluegrass "doctor" celebrating a birthday

  • Into The Blue expands to 3 hours

    Starting March 5, 2006, the popular syndicated bluegrass radio program Into The Blue will expand to three hours. The show is hosted by Terry Herd, and aired by 180 affiliates in 36 states, with affiliate stations placing the show in