• RenoFest 2006 adds band competition

    The 9th annual RenoFest will be held March 24-26, 2006 in Hartsville, SC. Billed as a celebration of the life and times of Don Reno, this event has included both concert performances and instrumental competitions, for banjo and guitar -

  • Earl Scruggs’ condition

    An official statement is expected today from Earl Scruggs' management concerning his health and current condition following a fall in Myrtle Beach a week ago. We will release it here as soon as we receive it. In researching this over the

  • Vilnius Bluegrass 2005 – post fest update

    Just two weeks ago, bluegrass music scored another historic first as the first international, three-day bluegrass festival was held in Lithuania. The festival, which we mentioned previously here, was entitled Vilnius Bluegrass 2005. We just received some photos from the festival,

  • New issue of Silver Strings available online

    The December issue of Silver Strings, Angie Sumpter's free online magazine for new banjo players "of a certain age," is available on her web site for downloading. Each issue contains interviews and features designed to offer insight and encouragement

  • AKUS on the Opry this Saturday

    Grand Ole Opry members Alison Krauss & Union Station will be featured performers on this Saturday's Opry program (12/3). They are scheduled to appear during the 9:30-10:00 and the 10:30-11:00 p.m. (EST) spots, which means they won't make it onto

  • Nickel Creek on CBS Saturday morning

    Nickel Creek will be featured on the CBS Saturday Early Show this weekend (12/3). Though it isn't clearly stated on the show's web site, it seems likely that the band will perform during the regular Second Cup Caf??? segment. This

  • EBMA directory of European bluegrass resources

    The European Bluegrass Music Association is in the process of compiling it's biennial directory of bluegrass resources in Europe. Included are contacts for bands, clubs, festivals, luthiers, promoters, radio stations, associations, publications and any other resources that might be germane.