• No more String Cheese

    Just as fans of alt-acoustic supergroup Nickel Creek have had to adapt to the news that they are hanging it up next year, jamgrass followers are faced with the word that String Cheese Incident has announced plans to disband in

  • The Skylighters debut CD released

    A couple of familiar names may entice you to consider the debut, self-titled CD from The Skylighters, a DC-area band who combine bluegrass, western swing, gospel and honky-tonk music. Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin/vocals and Mike Auldridge on dobro will catch

  • Changes in Bluegrass Museum leadership

    The Associated Press is reporting (via News Channel 5 in Nashville) that Gabrielle Gray has switched positions within the leadership of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Gray had been serving as the museum's Executive Director, a post she

  • Boston Globe features Crooked Still

    Continuing our print media bluegrass news roundup... This past Friday's edition of The Boston Globe carried a feature by Globe staffer Joan Anderman on Crooked Still, an innovative Boston-based acoustic quartet which we have lauded in recent months. What makes this group

  • Stolen Banjo: TB-1 conversion

    Terry Tipton wrote in to ask for help recovering a vintage banjo that belongs to his nephew. It was stolen along with a Martin D-18 and some audio gear near Germantown, OH a week ago. He shared a detailed description of

  • Baltimore Sun covers Deale, MD jam

    Thanks go to reader David Hobby, who passed along this link to a feature that ran in yesterday's edition of The Baltimore Sun. The story is about a regular Friday night jam session in Deale, MD and describes a scenario that

  • The Loar debuts solid wood mandolin

    The Music Link has announced their latest instrument, a solid wood "F-style" mandolin, designed in collaboration with Greg Rich, who was also a crucial partner in resurrecting their Recording King banjo line. This new instrument (LM-500-VS) is the first mandolin from

  • WaPo reviews new Crowe CD

    The Washington Post contains a brief review in today's edition of the latest release from J.D. Crowe & The New South, Lefty's Old Guitar, which we celebrated when it hit the street in early October. After a quick overview of the