• New Flecktones CD in January ’06

    Columbia Records has announced January 31, 2006 as the release date for The Hidden Land, the ninth CD from B???la Fleck & The Flecktones. Though the Flecktones have released two CDs on Columbia since their Grammy winning Outbound in 2000,

  • Del McCoury Band in-store appearances

    The Del McCoury Band will be doing a couple of record store shows this week in support of concerts in Philadelphia and New York City. On Tuesday, November 8, they will be at Tower Philly in Philadelphia at 1:oo p.m. (916-373-2415)

  • Heather Berry’s new band

    Popular 17 year old bluegrass singer Heather Berry has reformed her touring band, now booking as Heather Berry and Dominion Grass. Current members include Buster Sexton on banjo,Travers Chandler on mandolin, Robert Overstreet on dobro, and F. Wade Cox on

  • Stolen Instrument Registry

    The Northern California Bluegrass Society is sponsoring a National Stolen & Missing Instrument directory. It allows for instant listing of a stolen instrument and is expected to be a useful resource for pickers, retailers, and law enforcement agencies alike. There

  • Will Keys: 1923-2005

    Will Keys, a popular if not beloved old time banjo player from East Tennessee, passed away on November 4 after a battle with multiple illnesses, including a large and aggressive tumor in his brain. Keys was known for his distinctive

  • IBMM Fan Feast big success

    We just heard from Mike Lawing with the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Mike was passing along some details about the reprise of the IBMM Fan Feast during IBMA week in Nashville. This event was a fundraiser to

  • IAMA competition deadline 11/9

    The deadline for submissions in the International Acoustic Music Awards is rapidly approaching, with entries requiring a postmark no later than November 9 to be accepted. The competition is open to all independent songwriters and artists, and several of their

  • New Donna Hughes CD due in March

    Rounder Records has announced a projected March '06 release date for All This Time, the third Rounder CD for singer/songwriter Donna Hughes. 14 of the 16 tracks are Hughes originals, and the CD is produced by Tony Rice - who

  • AKUS on Conan

    Alison Krauss & Union Station are sheduled to perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Thursday, November 10. No word yet on which song may be featured.