• Grascals to open for Dolly in NYC

    The Grascals will perform at Radio City Music Hall on August 18 as the opening act for Dolly Parton. This show will be the second stop on Dolly's Vintage Tour and will feature a guest performance by the country superstar

  • Vassar Clements, 1928-2005

    1d7 It is with great sadness that we note that Vassar Clements, legendary fiddler and dear friend to many people in bluegrass music, passed away this morning at 8:35 am. Bluegrass Today extends our deepest sympathies to Vassar's family and his

  • Debut CD from top European bluegrass band

    Carmel Sheerin & The Ravens, voted European Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2005 this past May, will release their first CD, Runaway, in late August. The band is based in Ireland and features vocalist Carmel Sheerin, her three brothers

  • New Cherryholmes CD due September 27

    Cherryholmes will see the first fruits of their association with Skaggs Family Records realized on September 27 when their self-titled debut project for the Nashville-based label is released. This highly-celebrated family band has been garnering rave reviews for their live

  • Pat Cloud’s banjo web site back online

    I spoke recently with Pat Cloud, banjo player extraordinaire, and am delighted to learn that he is back in the US to stay after many years working primarily overseas. Pat is known in many circles primarily for his contributions to

  • New Dolly Parton CD in October

    Those Were The Days is the title for the next CD release from Dolly Parton, with an October 11 release date cited by Sugar Hill Records. The theme of this recording is Dolly doing duets with a number of notable

  • Uncle Earl moving up the chart

    Uncle Earl, the all-female old time band making such a splash at bluegrass festivals this summer, is featured in the Breaking & Entering column in the August 10 edition of Billboard magazine. This recurring feature offers a glimpse at acts