• Steve Sutton passes

    Photo of Steve Sutton by Ted Lehmann Well-known North Carolina banjo player Steve Sutton passed away unexpectedly yesterday at home in Waynesville, NC. He was 61 years of age. Steve had been through multiple surgeries on his neck and spine in the

  • All Dressed Up video with Alternative Strings

    Earlier this year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers did a performance with Alternative Strings, a group of middle and high school students in Centerville, OH who meet after school to learn string music, including traditional mountain tunes. Their director, Doug

  • Greg Yates passes

    Greg Yates, lifelong member of The Yates Brothers bluegrass band, died on May 7. He was 56 years old. Greg had been dealing with pancreatitis, and underwent major surgery last year at UVA Hospital. More recently he had suffered a massive

  • GoldenGrass to replace Golden Music Festival

    Good news for bluegrass lovers in central Colorado. The long-running Golden Music Festival, which has brought local and regional bluegrass sounds to Golden each year, will live on in the newly-launched GoldenGrass festival this June. It appears that the Golden Music

  • Dumb stream from Pickin’ On Nirvana

    The latest release in the CMH Records' Pickin' On Series is Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute, which features 11 grassified covers of songs initially recorded by the legendary Seattle grunge rockers. Alabama's Iron Horse cut this project in their Muscle

  • Bill Faster returns in eastern Europe

    With banjoist Richard Ciferský's return to the Slovak Republic after a time in the US, he has created a touring duo with fiddler and vocalist Martin Burza. They have chosen to perform under the same name they had used in

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