• Christmas Mandolin from Emory Lester

    Mandolinist Emory Lester has a new CD of traditional Christmas melodies, Christmas Carols, from Quiet Fire Productions. Includes 11 instrumental versions of holiday clasics like Carol of the Bells, O Come O Come Immanuel, The Coventry Carol, We Three

  • Headed to da’Ville

    Brance and I are packing it up and hitting the road for IBMA week in Nashville. We will be covering the many events of this busy World Of Bluegrass week with a flurry of blog posts, daily photo galleries and

  • Stelling Banjo Anthology CD

    Geoff Stelling tells me that while his new Stelling Banjo Anthology CD isn't set to be released until November 8 on Rebel Records, he will have copies available at IBMA this week, and that they can be ordered from the

  • Bluegrass Beatles – mystery solved!

    OK... last post on the Bluegrass Beatles photo. I heard yesterday from Sherri Chekal, who I had only recently met through her connections to the TriState Bluegrass Journal, and BluegrassTalkRadio.com. She laid claim to the Photoshop work on that classic Beatles

  • CMT.com and IBMA week

    CMT.com has put together a special web site feature for IBMA's big week in Nashville. They have assembled photo galleries, video clips, audio files and even a Fun & Games page where you can play an IBMA Nominee Trivia game

  • Downtown Nashville parking site

    Andy Friedman, my indispensable operations manager at AcuTab, passed along a site he found: "While searching on-line for parking lots in Nashville I ran across this excellent reference site: Park It Downtown. It includes a printable color coded map of

  • Koch Nashville no more

    Here's some unfortunate news for bluegrass fans, and for a number of popular bluegrass and acoustic music artists. One of the more promising and aggressive entries in the production and marketing of bluegrass recordings of late has been Koch Records

  • Nickel Creek, live in the studio

    Nickel Creek recently recorded a live show in the studios of WRAX in Birmingham, AL. The audio can be accessed online at Reg's Coffee House, a site run by Scott Register. Nickel Creek seems to be the closest thing to