• BlueRidge signs with Pinecastle

    Pinecastle Records and BlueRidge have joined forces, with Alan Bibey & Co. signing with the Florida-based label for their next recording, a Gospel project slated for an early 2006 release. In addition to Bibey on mandolin, BlueRidge is made up

  • eFolkMusic downloader

    eFolk Music is a download site that may not be as familiar as some of the big guns in the market, but with a focus on folk and acoustic music, it may be one that readers of Bluegrass Today will

  • New Turtle Hill banjo stolen

    We just received a notice from Dave Schenkman of Turtle Hill Banjo Company in Bryantown, MD that a recent shipment of three new Turtle Hill Woody banjos included one empty box, from which a banjo had been removed, and the

  • San Paolo Bluegrass Club postage stamp

    Our Brazilian friend Erio Meili, President of the Sao Paulo Bluegrass Music Association sent us this photo of the postage stamp which they had created to help publicize their organization. The Brazilian postal authority, Empresa Brasileira de Correios, is under

  • Will somebody answer that… mandolin?

    Butch Baldassari, Nashville mandolinist and owner of Sound Art Recordings, has made a number of mandolin cell phone ring tones available for online purchase and download. These are actual recordings of mandolin music, not MIDI files, and appear to be

  • Spaces filling up for UK bluegrass camp

    Though the popular Sore Fingers bluegrass instructional camp in England won't be held until April of 2006, reports are that the slots are rapidly filling up. UK and European bluegrass pickers who want to take advantage of this highly

  • Jim Hurst Bluegrass Band in Ireland

    The Jim Hurst Bluegrass Band is preparing for a ten day tour of Ireland in early October. Traveling with Jim for this tour are Steve Smith on mandolin, Scott Anderson on banjo, and Jim's son Brandon Hurst on bass. Stops

  • Folk Alliance Showcase deadline approaching

    The 18th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference, For The Sake Of The Song, will be held February 10-14, 2006 at the Austin Hilton Hotel in Austin, TX. Showcase opportunities are available and the deadline for application, which had originally been