• Jim Shumate has passed

    Legendary bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate has died at 91 years of age. As a young man, he served as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the early 1940s, just prior to the addition of Flatt & Scruggs to

  • Ramblin’ Tommy ‘Doc’ Scott passes

    Tommy Scott, who worked to the self-applied motif as America's Last Real Medicine Show, passed away on Monday, September 30 of complications following injuries sustained in an automobile accident on August 10.  He was 96 years old. Born in Stephens County,

  • Blacktop video from Alan Jackson

    Alan Jackson has released the music video for Blacktop from his new bluegrass project, The Bluegrass Album. It was filmed at The Station Inn back in August when the album was officially debuted, with the same all-star band that cut the record

  • Williamson Branch serenades us at WOB 2013

    Williamson Branch is a young family band from the Nashville area, featuring Kevin and Debbie Williamson and their three young daughters, Melody, Kadence, and Caroline. Bluegrass fans will recognize Kevin as the guitarist with The Farm Hands Quartet, one of

  • Junior Sisk: no more Bicycle Chain

    Junior Sisk has asked us to share this statement about his decision to stop including one of the songs from his current album, Old Bicycle Chain, in his live show. The song is a tongue-in-cheek farce written by Billy Smith

  • 40 years of Old & In The Way

    It's a sure sign you're getting old when when a band that was a touchstone of your youth celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Old & In The Way formed in 1973, with Jerry Garcia on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin, Vassar Clements

  • IBMA chat with the Ozaki Brothers

    This year's World of Bluegrass in Raleigh was chock full of highlights, but few that we experienced in the Bluegrass Today press office can match this delightful interview Tara Linhardt conducted with Yasushi and Hisashi Ozaki on Thursday afternoon following their acceptance

  • On This Day #18 – First IBMA awards show

    On This Day …….. On September 27, 1990 the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) staged its first Awards Show held in Owensboro, Kentucky. The show took place at the now-demolished Executive Inn, which was located overlooking the Ohio River. The Bluegrass Album Band