• Lewis Family homeplace restoration effort

    Gospel veterans Jeff & Sheri Easter are spearheading an effort to restore the original Lewis Family Homeplace in Lincolnton, GA. This is the house where Mom and Pop Lewis raised their children, and where members of the legendary Lewis Family

  • New IBMA newsletter online

    Many of the articles from the July/August issue of International Bluegrass, the official publication of the IBMA, can be found on the organization's web site. It is distributed by mail to all professional members, but not available in print otherwise. The

  • ETSU seeking bluegrass professor

    A search is currently underway for a full time faculty position in the bluegrass, country and old time music program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. This is a tenure-track Assistant Professor/Assistant Director position beginning August 15, 2007,

  • New release from Chatham County Line

    The latest CD from Chatham County Line, Speed of the Whippoorwill, was released in late May of 2006, and features 14 new original songs in the style that they like to call "new traditionalism." Like many young bands in and

  • IBMA announces songwriter showcase

    IBMA has announced the names of the ten songwriters invited to showcase during the IBMA Songwriter Showcase, held during their annual World Of Bluegrass trade show, where they can perform their original material for the assembled membership. The Songwriter Showcase will

  • New Grascals CD due 8/29

    We posted last week about the Grascals interview available on the Country Weekly web site, where they discussed their upcoming CD. The new project will be entitled Long List Of Heartaches, and will be released August 29 on Rounder Records. They

  • Rebecca Hoggan profiled on Richmond.com

    Hit & Run Bluegrass' guitarist/vocalist, and Richmond VA native, is featured in an artist profile today on the Richmond.com web site. She discusses her influences, other musical interests and how she came to move from Virginia to Colorado six years

  • Lonesome Standard Time crossing the pond

    Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time are on their way to Europe for shows this week in Holland and Norway. 7/12/06 - Turfschip: Nieuwkoop, Holland 7/13/06 - FolkMuseum: Sandane, Norway 7/15/06 - FestivalGround: Breim, Norway We hope that bluegrass lovers in that part

  • Wichita featured in Tennessean podcast story

    Our friend Wichita Rutherford is profiled and quoted in an article in today's online edition of Tennessean.com, the web version of Nashville's hometown newspaper, The Tennessean. Rutherford's podcast, 5 Minutes With Wichita, has become an Internet sensation, with bluegrass, pop

  • Audio chat forum from BanjoLounge.com

    The folks at BanjoLounge.com have established an audio chat forum for banjo pickers. It is browser-based, and uses plugins that are available for both Windows and Mac computers. You'll need either a built-in or external microphone, and speakers to take