• New faces with Larry Sparks

    Larry Sparks is pleased to welcome two new members to The Lonesome Ramblers. Jackie Kincaid comes onboard playing mandolin and singing tenor, and Larry's son, Larry D. Sparks, has taken the bass spot. In addition, Johnny Collins is the new

  • Steve Dilling launches his own web site

    IIIrd Tyme Out banjo picker Steve Dilling has just notified us that he has his own website, www.sdilling.com. Note that the URL is "sdilling" as opposed to "stevedilling," and there's a good reason for that. The web site is actually

  • Heather Berry finishing up new CD

    Heather Berry reports that her next CD, To A Dove, is nearly finished and should be released sometime in April. Guest artists include some real bluegrass legends - like Mac Wiseman and Eddie & Martha Adcock - plus more contemporary

  • Shawn Lane up for a Dove Award

    One of the most riveting gospel recordings in recent years is Ricky Skaggs' cut of Why Did I Wait So Long on his current release, Brand New Strings. The song was written by Blue Highway's Shawn Lane, and was inspired

  • Kristin Benson at ETSU

    We have posted a number of time of late about the recent change at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to allow students of traditional fretted stringed instruments to pursue a music education at their institution. While this

  • Del McCoury Gospel CD due in May

    The Del McCoury Band's next CD release, their first all gospel project, has been completed and is scheduled for release in May. No further details showing up yet on the band web site, but we will pass along whatever we

  • High Ground interview available online

    Bluegrass radio webcaster Gracie Muldoon recently interviewed Rick Altis of Virginia's up and coming bluegrass band, High Ground. Rick spoke of what was happening with the band, their first CD, Old Friends and their plans for 2006. High Ground is

  • SPBGMA Band Competition Winners

    The winner of the 2006 SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship was Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, from central Kentucky. The top three finalists also includes Texas' Cadillac Sky, and No Speed Limit from Galax, VA. See the winner's list here.