• Online banjo magazine for new/old players

    Angie Sumpter had launched a new online banjo magazine designed to offer stories and encouragement for folks who are starting out on banjo later in life. The new banjo-zine is called Silver Strings and can be viewed or downloaded

  • Audie Blaylock & Redline join Lonesome Day

    Guitarist and vocalist, Audie Blaylock (former member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and more recently Rhonda Vincent & The Rage), has signed with Lonesome Day Records to record and release the debut CD for Blaylock and his band, Redline. Joining

  • International Acoustic Music Awards

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual International Acoustic Music Awards, sponsored in part by XM Radio, Acoustic Cafe and Paste Magazine. Submissions can be made in 8 different categories and while all acoustic music is not required,

  • Bluegrass at Berklee!

    I just received a very welcome bit of news from my friend, Dave Hollender, a professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, announcing their newly established program to accept bluegrass musicians to study and receive a degree

  • Bluegrass on the Opry this weekend

    This coming weekend's Grand Ole Opry broadcasts promise a heaping helping of bluegrass music, with Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys and Mountain Heart all slated to perform. The shows are Friday, September 9 and Saturday,