• A note from Ernie Thacker

    We just heard from David Russell with The Bluegrass Journal, who shared a note he had received from Ernie Thacker. Regular readers of Bluegrass Today have surely noted that Ernie was seriously injured in an auto accident back in April,

  • Seneca Rocks! in the studio

    Updated 6/16, 7:00 a.m. The recent history of bluegrass music has seen the occasion of a number of "part time" bands, made up of members of other full time touring acts. Perhaps the most prominent was The Bluegrass Album Band,

  • WHUS Bluegrass Cafe launches show blog

    The folks at WHUS in Storrs, CT who host Bluegrass Cafe (each Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.) have started their own blog. The primary thrust of the new Bluegrass Cafe blog is to post their playlist each week, but site author

  • John Cowan Band e-card for New Tattoo

    We have mentioned New Tattoo, the just-released CD from The John Cowan Band, a number of times this past few months. It was officially released yesterday, and the band has created a full-featured e-card to help promote the CD. The

  • Kristin Benson update

    We posted yesterday with news that Kristin and Wayne Benson were expecting their first child in October. We mentioned that we weren't sure what Kristin's plans might be for the future, either with regard to playing banjo with Lonesome Standard

  • Huber Banjos launches Vintage Series

    Huber Banjos got its start in 1997 when Steve Huber introduced his Vintage Flathead banjo tone ring. Steve's earlier investigations had shown him that the alloys used in most modern banjo tone rings differed significantly from that which was used

  • WorldwideBluegrass Radio welcomes Jeff DeFord

    The newest host to join WorldWideBluegrass.com's daily cybercast is Jeff DeFord, whose show will originate from Arizona. Jeff's show debuts this evening, and will run each Wednesday evening from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (Eastern). The playlist is expected to mix string band

  • Congrats to Kristin and Wayne!

    It is announced on the Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time web site that Kristin Benson is expecting. Kristin plays banjo with the band, and is also on the faculty of the bluegrass music program at East Tennessee State University.

  • Del on with John Boy & Billy

    Del McCoury will be a featured guest this Thursday (6/15) on The Big Show, more commonly known as The John Boy & Billy show. It is broadcast from Charlotte, NC each weekday from 6:00-10:00 a.m. on nearly 100 stations and