• EWOB 2007 – ten years and still growing

    The European Bluegrass Music Association has released some numbers on their recent European World Of Bluegrass events, which took place May 17-19 in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands. In this, their tenth annual festival, ticket sales were up by 20% over 2006,

  • Tatsuo Arita passes

    We just received a note from Fred Bartenstein, sharing the sad news about the loss of a true pioneer of bluegrass music in Japan. Tatsuo "Harry" Arita is said to have brought the first Japanese bluegrass record to the United

  • FCC review begins for Sirius/XM merger

    Here's an update to a story Brance discussed earlier this year - the proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio by Sirius Satellite Radio. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun its 180 day review period, during which public comment on the

  • New Jaybirds CD

    John Reischman & The Jaybirds have a new CD, which given the high praise the group has earned from both peers and critics, seems aptly named. Stellar Jays was released in mid-May, and audio samples are available at CD Baby. This

  • Russell Moore on WWB tonight

    Russell Moore, guitarist, vocalist and band leader of IIIrd Tyme Out, will be interviewed tonight (6/11) on WorldWideBluegrass.com. He'll join WWB host Jonathan Estep on his Runnin The Ridge program at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). I'm sure that Russell will talk about

  • Look Out for Hackensaw Boys June 19

    The Hackensaw Boys have been sneaking around the edges of several acoustic/Americana genres since their formation in Charlottesville, VA seven years ago. Their sound is raw and raucous, frenetic and unfocused, and bursting with energy and passion. It's part jug

  • Soulgrass II?

    Jazz sax man Bill Evans made waves in 2005 with the release of his Soulgrass project, merging jazz, funk and R&B grooves with bluegrass and traditional string music. It included such acoustic luminaries as B?©la Fleck (who also co-produced), Sam

  • Kym Warner interview online

    Kym Warner, hot shot mandolinist with The Greencards, was interviewed recently on Saturday Night Country, broadcast from his native Australia. He is interviewed by show host John Nutting, and speaks about the group's success of late, including finding their newest

  • Hillbilly Hemingway video

    Mark Newton has a music video for the title track of his latest CD, Hillbilly Hemingway. It will load and play automatically when you visit his web site. The song, written by Mike Ward, Tommy Meece and Carl Jackson, is a