• April BanjoNewsletter

    The April 2006 issue of Banjo NewsLetter has been mailed, and most subscribers should have it in the next few days if they haven't seen it already. Editor Donald Nitchie tells us that this issue contains Greg Cahill's interview with

  • Gibson Brothers video on YouTube

    We mentioned a few weeks ago that The Gibson Brothers' music video for I Got A Woman had been released, and was showing on CMT.com. It has now also been made available on YouTube - great news for Mac computer

  • Two bluegrass reissues from CMH

    In addition to the Pickin' On Kenny Rogers CD we mentioned yesterday, CMH released two compilation projects on April 4. Both feature reissued tracks that had appeared previously on CMH projects, and include some of the most prominent and heralded

  • 7 due 5/1

    Is this a Seinfeld spinoff or a bluegrass CD? The title of the next Pinecastle release from Nothin' Fancy will carry the title of 7. The numerical reference was chosen by the label since this will be Nothin' Fancy's seventh project

  • The Bill Monroe Reader in paperback

    Tom Ewing is a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in all of bluegrass music. Having spent ten years as Bill Monroe's guitarist and lead vocalist, he can lay claim to the title of Bluegrass Boy, an honor

  • Pickin’ On Kenny Rogers out today

    The latest in CMH Records' popular Pickin' On series is out today. Pickin' On Kenny Rogers - The Bluegrass Tribute, as its title suggests, offers instrumental bluegrass arrangements of 12 Rogers hits, including The Gambler, Lucille, Ruby Don't Take Your

  • Claire Lynch audio samples online

    We mentioned last week that Claire Lynch's CD, New Day, was due for release on Rounder on March 28. We also mentioned at that time that no audio samples were yet available online. They are now up on the Rounder web

  • Blue Highway compilation due on Rebel

    Before their days of Grammy-nominated releases for Rounder, Blue Highway released a trio of critically-acclaimed recordings for Rebel Records in the mid-to-late 1990s. Tim Stafford has related how the band was formed after his departure from Alison Krauss & Union

  • Mike Lantz passes

    We are saddened to pass along the news that Mike Lantz, who was a co-founder of the popular Colorado-based band Front Range, passed away on Wednesday, March 29. According to the web site of his fellow Front Ranger, Bob Amos,