• Rigel Mandolins closes up shop

    Mandolin Cafe is reporting that Rigel Mandolins has ceased production and is going out of business. Rigel was noted for unorthodox design and construction techniques, and their instruments were championed by a number of mando-enthusiasts who embraced the sometimes radical

  • On the road

    Brance and I are motoring back to VA from Nashville today, so posting will be a bit light. That means we will also be slow to respond to email or approve comments, but we will attend to it as soon

  • Your Blog authors visit XM

    When we first got to Nashville on Monday afternoon, Brance and I were able to stop by the studios of XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and meet with host Kyle Cantrell.

  • What happened to Bluegrassbox.com?

    The following is a Guest Contribution from Mike Wagner and Patrick Skerrett, who up until quite recently ran the popular live audio file trading site, Bluegrassbox.com. Their site has been discussed a good bit of late, starting with a Guest

  • IBMA Special Awards nominees for 2006

    One other set of award nominees were announced at today's IBMA press conference, the ones officially designated as "Special Awards." The following awards are determined by special procedures and committees are enlisted to review recommendations, consider nominations related to the

  • IBMA Hall of Honor Inductees for ’06

    In addition to the nominees for the International Bluegrass Music Awards, this morning's press conference also announced the two inductees into the IBMA's Hall Of Honor this year. First to be announced is The Lewis Family, widely described as "America's First

  • IBMA Press Conference photos

    Our good buddy Dave Carney was with us this morning at the IBMA Awards Nominations press conference, and shot some photos of the proceedings. He got a few of The Grascals and Alecia Nugent performing, of Doyle Lawson and Rhonda

  • Don Rigsby profiled on CMT.com

    We posted last month about the new CD by Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Hillbilly Heartache. CMT.com did a nice feature on Don over the weekend, where they discuss his career in bluegrass music with such headliners as The Bluegrass