• New Tattoo in June

    The upcoming CD release from The John Cowan Band, New Tattoo, is currently being pressed with a street date of June 13 anticipated at this point. The new project was produced by Jay Joyce and will be jointly released on

  • The Earl Brothers – CD Baby Top Ten

    The Earl Brothers are proud to draw attention to the fact that their CD, Whiskey, Women and Death, has made it onto CDBaby.com's list of top selling country music CDs. Their latest CD of all original material, Trouble To Blame (which

  • Acoustic Endeavors interview online 3/12

    As Brance mentioned, I'm in St. Louis teaching this weekend, and had to miss a radio interview my Acoustic Endeavors bandmates did with WVTF, the public radio powerhouse in southwest Virginia. WVTF's popular Back To The Blue Ridge program, hosted

  • Congratulations to Chris Davis

    Chris Davis, mandolinist with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and his wife Rhonda are celebrating the birth of their son. The LST web site reports that mother and child are at home, and doing fine. A baby picture is

  • IBMA Awards Eligible Recordings for 2006

    The diligent staff of the International Bluegrass Music Association is currently assembling their list of eligible recordings for the 2006 IBMA Awards voting. This list is distributed with the first round (nominating) ballot sent to all voting members of the

  • Pickin’ On the ACM Awards

    A number of bluegrass artists are up for awards from the Academy Of Country Music when they are presented on May 23. Rob Ickes (dobro) and Bryan Sutton (guitar) are nominated in the Top Specialty Instrument Player of the Year

  • Ricky Skaggs on the SEC Tourney team

    Bluegrass music has often been described as a "team sport," referring to the need for the many musicians to work collectively in pursuit of a common goal. Bands whose members support each other's artistry rather than seeking to highlight their

  • The March Banjo Newsletter

    We just heard from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie with some details about the March 2006 issue of the magazine - the longest running banjo periodical of its kind. This month we feature an interview with Nashville picker Charlie Cushman, by