• Annbjørg video from Hawktail

    Hawktail has been making waves in string music this past few years, for their adventurous explorations along the edges of the region where the experimental bluegrass and neo classical worlds collide. The innovative instrumental quartet melds their undisputed virtuosity into

  • Bluegrass returns to Naperville, Illinois

    Kim and Joyce Kraemer Illinois grassers recall the festivals that ran in Naperville, starting in 1986. They were managed by Terry and Jan Lease, who retired from the bluegrass scene in 2014. The Leases had been active in promoting bluegrass events throughout

  • Irish Medley #2 video from Robert Mabe

    Virtuoso banjoist Robert Mabe has released a new single with a video this month, a set of three Irish fiddle tunes billed as Irish Medley #2. Included are his arrangements of Morrisons Jig, Banish Misfortune, and an unknown reel. Mabe is

  • Barefoot Movement to Bonfire Recording

    Bonfire Music Group has announced today the signing of The Barefoot Movement to the label. A debut single is expected on Friday, with an EP to follow in February. The Movement is a four-piece string band who play an attractive mix

  • Fiddlin’ film now on iTunes and Amazon

    Fiddlin', the feature-length documentary film about the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, is now available on two major streaming services online. Both Amazon and iTunes have added the film to their catalog today, allowing viewers to either purchase or

  • Phil Leadbetter hospitalized again

    Phil Leadbetter, veteran bluegrass reso-guitarist, is back in the hospital. This past few years has brought a great many health issues to bear on Phil's life, but he has so far beaten them all, including five bouts with cancer. This time

  • Conner Vlietstra to The Price Sisters

    The Price Sisters have announced the hiring of Conner Steven Vlietstra to be their new, full-time guitarist. He has already done some shows with the band, but will begin his stint officially as soon as the girls get back from