• Mountain Heart – Wide Open in ’06

    Mountain Heart and Skaggs Family Records have announced that work on their next CD release, Wide Open, has been completed, with an anticipated release date projected for early in 2006. The band describes this new CD as especially ambitious and

  • Gibson loses trademark infringement case on appeal

    Though this particular case does not involve Gibson's bluegrass division (Original Acoustic Instruments), it should be of interest to anyone who follows instruments or instrument building. Especially in the five string banjo world, questions about Gibson's ability to protect the

  • New mandolin CD from Andy Statman

    In what will be very welcome news for mandolin aficionados, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Andy Statman is poised to release his first mandolin recording in more than ten years. East Flatbush Blues is due for release in the near future, and there

  • IBMM Fan Feast returns at IBMA

    One of the memorable IBMA events from the old Owensboro days is slated to return this year when the World Of Bluegrass is hosted in Nashville for the first time. The FanFeast, a fundraiser for The International Bluegrass Museum's Video

  • 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