• On This Day #31 – The Churchmen

    On This Day …………. June 8, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of The Churchmen, a bluegrass Gospel band based in Collinsville, Virginia. The original members of The Churchmen were Freddy Rakes (banjo), Keith Clark (guitar), Jeff Mills (bass) and

  • Straight Up Strings from Roger Siminoff

    For the past fifty plus years, Roger Siminoff has been at the forefront of technical analysis for fretted stringed instruments. He has published his research over the years in a number of publications geared towards acoustic musicians, notably Banjo NewsLetter

  • Behind The Mic with Ernie Evans

    Behind The Mic is a new feature which we hope will be a weekly column highlighting the many bluegrass broadcasters who report their spins for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. We want to give them a little bump for helping us create

  • James Alan Shelton passes

    James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier this evening. He was in the hospital near his home in East Tennessee being treated for cancer, and died peacefully with his wife, Greta,

  • Jerry Sullivan passes 

    Jerry Sullivan of the famous traditional bluegrass Gospel group, The Sullivan Family, passed away at his home on Saturday May 31. He had been ill for some time. A native of Wagarville, in rural southern Alabama, born on November 22, 1933,

  • Hank Williams III talks Jimmy Martin

    The rebel grandson of the great, Hank Williams, Hank Williams III (Hank 3) is one of the most unique artists touring today. While he loves country music, he's not afraid to push the envelope with hardcore rock music. "Country is

  • Moon Over Memphis video from Balsam Range

    Balsam Range has offered this clever video to introduce the opening track of their upcoming album, Five. It shows the band's work on the song Moon Over Memphis, starting with them working up an arrangement in the studio, through to them tracking

  • Country Current salutes the troops

    Kudos to Ted Lehmann, bluegrass blogger extraordinaire, for shooting and posting this video from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival a week ago. He captured US Navy Band Country Current performing their popular service anthems medley, which is a high point of all their