• A 5-string banjo and a MoonPie

    A few months ago we reported on a Johnson City, Tennessee-based band with a unique Kickstarter campaign in order to help them locate a solid means of transportation. Since that time, the Sons of Bluegrass have found a bus and

  • A new take on Dueling Banjos

    Anyone who's played even a little bit of banjo has heard repeated requests for Dueling Banjos - even when playing by themselves. The tune was initially recorded as Fuedin' Banjos, a duet between a tenor and 5 string banjo, by author Arthur

  • Roger Smith passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Roger Smith of Milton, Indiana passed away Wednesday, May 22 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was 86 years old. Born in Amelia, VA July 11, 1926, Roger grew up in North Carolina and started learning guitar, and later

  • Come To Me video from Chasing Blue

    Boston's Chasing Blue has released a new music video for Come To Me, the opening track from their current EP, Low Valley. The song is a variation on the theme of, "He may not be Mr. Right, but he's Mr. Right

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 5/17/13

    Here's our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with information about the Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass festival this weekend, and a quick guitar lesson.   And don't forget our Ugly Mandolin contest... Ugly Mandolin May will continue until the end of the month. We're not mocking anyone or anything;

  • Empire video from Della Mae

    In advance of this month's release of This World Oft Can Be from Della Mae, Rounder has produced a music video for the lead single, Empire. It's a song written and sung by the Dellas' rhythm guitarist and vocalist Celia Woodsmith, supported

  • On This Day #12 – Ray Park passes

    On This Day……………………… On May 15, 2002 Ray Park died. Ray Park (guitar and fiddle) is most notable for his partnership with mandolin player Vern Williams. In 1959 they formed a band called the Carroll County Country Boys; the very first bluegrass