• IBMA Foundation announces Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholarship

    The IBMA Foundation, the charitable and fundraising arm of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced a new scholarship opportunity to recognize developing academic scholars researching or studying bluegrass music. Named in honor of Neil Rosenberg, Ph.D., an early and preeminent historian

  • Your Love video from Backline

    Backline, a young bluegrass group from Spartanburg, South Carolina, has released a music video for their second single from their debut album for Poor Mountain Records. Your Love was written by their guitarist, and primary songwriter, Katelyn Ingardia. She also sings this

  • Just Another Story – Clay Hess Band

    There aren't many people in bluegrass with the level of credibility both on stage and behind the scenes that accrues to Clay Hess. As a guitarist and singer he has been part of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart,

  • Glory Bound drops for The Wooks

    These days, most of the alt-bluegrass, or grassicana, bands come from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, or the big cities of the upper midwest. But The Wooks developed their unique contemporary sound in the Bluegrass State, and then took it to

  • ClawJammer picks go both ways on banjo

    Another trend we noticed at the World of Bluegrass, especially with IBMA expanding the boundaries of what they promote as bluegrass, is banjo players who feature both finger style and clawhammer picking in the same set. There were a number

  • Only Forever single from Jacob Underwood

    A prominent trend in bluegrass, which was demonstrated last week during the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, is the number of bands going for a classic throwback look and sound, bringing back music from an earlier era. Turning out