• Youth scholarship opportunities end tomorrow

    We have posted previously about the scholarships offered each year by the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, sponsored by Gibson, and now renamed to honor the memory of Charlie Derrington. The scholarships will allow four young bluegrass musicians (aged 13-24) to attend

  • IBMA events listing

    Last month, we mentioned that we were once again setting up a searchable database of IBMA week events on Bluegrass Today. It will include all the official IBMA events, plus the after hours showcases and as many off-site events as

  • Guinness banjo attempt in Atlanta today

    We have told you previously about the folks at Banjo.com in Atlanta, and their attempt to set the Guinness Record for Largest Musical Ensemble - using banjo players. That record attempt, dubbed A Tribute To Earl Scruggs, is scheduled for

  • New look for The Isaacs

    Popular bluegrass Gospel group, The Isaacs, have a new member. Kevin Haynie, brother of Nashville fiddle man, Aubrey Haynie, and a talented musician and experienced performer on stage and in the studio, has replaced John Bowman on banjo and guitar. Bowman

  • Chris Thile video contest on YouTube

    As we have mentioned many times this past few months, the new CD from Chris Thile, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, is officially released today. To help promote the CD, Sugar Hill Records is sponsoring a video contest,

  • Hot Rize DVD coming soon

    Great news for Hot Rize fans. Pete Wernick has announced that a DVD will soon be available featuring a concert originally filmed in 1987. Both the original Hot Rize band (Pete on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin, Charles Sawtelle

  • Missing Bill Monroe, 10 years hence

    Tomorrow, September 9, 2006, marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of Bill Monroe, the beloved Father of Bluegrass Music. Those who knew him well and watched him slip away breathed a sigh of relief when his discomfort and

  • Thomas Wywrot joins Alecia Nugent’s band

    We just learned that Thomas Wyrot has joined Alecia Nugent's Band on banjo. Thomas had recently been performing as a guitarist with The Boohers, and before that with The Mark Newton Band, also on guitar. That makes the current lineup of

  • Sammy Shelor interview today

    Later this afternoon, you can catch an interview with Lonesome River Band's Sammy Shelor on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Sam will join WWB host Gracie Muldoon at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Friday afternoon (9/8) for a chat, which will surely include their newest