• It’s Michael Cleveland Day!

    Charlestown, IN, the hometown of celebrated bluegrass fiddler and bandleader, Michael Cleveland, has designated today (February 5, 2020) as Michael Cleveland Day. The honor was presented to him earlier today by Charlestown Mayor Treva Hodges, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Coomer, to recognize

  • Kameron Keller to Volume Five

    Volume Five has solidified its 2020 lineup, bringing Kameron Keller in on bass to complete this season's lineup. The east Tennessee native has been a fixture in the bluegrass scene for at least a decade, having worked lengthy stints with Junior

  • Nechville sets up shop in Portland, OR

    While at the SPBBGMA convention in Nashville this pst weekend, I ran into Tom Nechville, founder and proprietor of Nechville Musical Products. They are the designers and builders of all the fine Nechville banjos, made in Minnesota for the past

  • Steve Martin and The Steeps on The Late Show

    Late last week when we were all at SPBGMA in Nashville, Steve Martin appeared on The Late Show on CBS television with The Steep Canyon Rangers. They performed their new single, California, with Steve on banjo. Well done, boys! California is available from

  • Cackalacky video from Jim Lauderdale

    When Carolina Comes Home Again, the upcoming album from Americana superstar Jim Lauderdale, is an all bluegrass project, dedicated to his home state of North Carolina. Set to hit March 27 on Yep Roc Records, it includes collaborations with fellow