• Friday Awards Poll Update – on Saturday

    Perhaps it's appropriate that our regular Friday update on the results to date of our 1st Bluegrass Blog Awards Poll is being posted instead on Saturday this week. Though site traffic and the number of visitors has grown steadily through

  • New Slow Jam DVD from Pete Wernick

    Pete Wernick describes his latest instructional DVD from Homespun Tapes, Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner, as "A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session." Designed for relative beginners on any bluegrass instrument, this DVD allows a new player to pick along

  • Rattle The Chains in stores now

    The latest release from Wildfire, Rattle The Chains,has been officially released on Pinecastle, though it has been available from the band for several weeks. This is their third CD and the 12 tunes include four originals written by band members.

  • Opry bluegrass show during IBMA week

    The Grand Ole Opry's Tuesday Night Opry series will have a decidedly bluegrass theme on October 25 when IBMA is in town. Billed as the Great Bluegrass 80th Anniversary Signature Show, the concert will feature performances by Rhonda Vincent,

  • Gulf Coast Bluegrass, post-Katrina

    The Legends of Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, scheduled for October 6-8 in Columbia MS, has been canceled as a result of the damage suffered in the area from hurricane Katrina. The festival does not appear to have an online

  • Bill Monroe birthday bash at the Opry

    OK... it's part of a celebration of the Grand Ole Opry's 80th anniversary, not Bill Monroe's birthday, but the Opry is hosting a special Bill Monroe Bluegrass Celebration on October 15 at 1:00 p.m. The show will feature performances by

  • Scruggs, et al on Letterman tonight

    Don't forget that Steve Martin will be a featured guest on The Late Show featuring David Letterman tonight (9/21), with a number of prominent banjo pickers in tow for a special performance. Earl Scruggs, Tony Ellis, Pete Wernick and Charles