Bluegrass Now Ceases Publication

Bluegrass Now - now onlineWe have learned that Bluegrass Now will cease publication with the December edition.

The state of the economy has had a considerable effect on the music business and Bluegrass Now had already felt the impact earlier, when it was decided that the magazine would cease in its print version and become an Internet-only publication. That change took place in the Spring of this year.

Wayne and Deb Bledsoe, the publishers, have now decided that Bluegrass Now will not be published beyond the issue of the December 2008 edition, thus terminating an 18 year period in which they were major contributors to the international bluegrass music business.

We will have further details and comments about the demise of Bluegrass Now shortly.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.

  • Big Jim McBob

    It would have been nice if they would have sent an email explaining the situation to the subscribers before leaking out the decision to close down the site.

    The site still has a “bear with us while we improve” note from the editor, even today.

    It’s too bad they are closing the site, but they could have emailed the subscribers the explanation before we read it somewhere else…IMO.