• EMD from Scott Vestal and Bluegrass 2022

    Pinecastle Records has released a new single from their upcoming instrumental bluegrass album, Bluegrass 2022. Following in a long tradition begun in 1995, banjo master Scott Vestal has recorded stellar projects for the label in many of these years, each similarly

  • Alan Jesperson passes

    Photos of Al Jesperson by Craig Evans Alan Jesperson, popular Minnesota bluegrass performer, died suddenly at his in Minneapolis home on December 30. He was 74 years of age. Known as Al to his friends, Jesperson was raised in nearby Minnetonka. He

  • 2022 Grammy Awards indefinitely postponed

    The Recording Academy has announced the postponement of the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremonies, scheduled to take place later this month. The reason given was concerns over the latest COVID variant and participant safety. This includes both the televised portion of the

  • Jacob Northern to Kevin Prater Band

    Kevin Prater has announced a new member of his touring band. Jacob Northern has joined the band on bass, and will assist Prater in pursuing the group's mission of recording and performing straight ahead traditional bluegrass. 19 year old Jacob hails