• Wechter Guitars on YouTube

    The folks at Wechter Guitars have put together a video called Crafting Wechter Guitars, shot by award-winning photojournalist Mark Bugnaski. It is available for viewing (in two parts) on YouTube. The video shows craftsmen at work in the Wechter shop, and

  • Gibson Brothers return to Songwriter Chat

    Eric and Leigh Gibson will return to The Bluegrass Guide's Songwriter Chat on Monday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). This online chat forum is hosted monthly by Rick Lang, and is designed to give songwriters an opportunity to interact with

  • Nashville All Stars on WDVX Friday

    There will be a special bluegrass performance on this Friday's (5/11) edition of The Blue Plate Special, at noon on WDVX. The show will feature a live (in-studio) set with Butch Baldassari (mandolin), Barbara Lamb (fiddle), Kathy Chiavola (guitar/vocal) and

  • Carrie Hassler videos online

    Rural Rhythm Records has posted two music video performances and a video bio from Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, featuring special guest Jim VanCleve on fiddle. The videos (also available on YouTube) are for two tracks from her self-titled debut CD,

  • CMT feature on The Station Inn

    Here's an interesting story that I missed while I was out of town last week. CMT.com put up a nice feature last Wednesday on Nashville's long-time bluegrass headquarters, The Station Inn. Since the club first began promoting bluegrass shows in the

  • Internet radio discussion on WAMU

    We have posted a number of times in the past few months about the new royalty rates for Internet radio established by the US Copyright Royalty Board. These new rates represent a dramatic increase in the royalties owed to both

  • Two new digital reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has reissued two more bluegrass classics as download only releases, available only from eMusic and iTunes. Both were originally released on LP in the early-to-mid 1970s. Folks these days know Ricky Skaggs as a successful band leader, vocalist and

  • Woodshop – new from Marshall & Anger

    The latest release from Mike Marshall & Darol Anger, Woodshop, is released today on Adventure Music. In addition to Anger on violins and Marshall on mandolins and guitar, the new project also features Phil Aaberg on piano, Aaron Johnston on percussion,

  • Special Consensus video on Woodsongs

    The video is now up of the recent appearance by Special Consensus on Michael Jonathan's Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. Special C shared the bill with folk/country singer Elizabeth Cook, and performed songs from their upcoming Pinecastle CD, The Trail

  • Dale Perry latest Huber endorser

    Continental Divide banjo picker Dale Perry is the most recent respected 5 string pro to sign on as a Huber Banjos endorser. He joins such top banjo players as Sammy Shelor, Jim Mills, Ron Block, Cia Cherryholmes, Jason Burleson and