• Welcome Wren Burge!

    West Virginia bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Rachel Burge and her husband, Brian, are celebrating the arrival of their second child, Wren Rachelle Burge. She was born October 8 at 10:27 a.m., weighing in at 8.5 lbs, and stretching out to

  • Music Modernization Act becomes law

    In a striking contrast with recent partisan wrangling in Washington, both political parties in both houses of Congress have come together to pass the Music Modernization Act, a thoroughgoing reform of the way that artists and songwriters are paid for

  • Tom Mindte’s Pickin’ Party, 2018

    Tom Mindte and Tom Jarboe join the jam at Tom Mindte's Pickin' Party (10/6/18) - photo by Jeromie Stephens Each year Tom Mindte, who runs Patuxent Records in Maryland, hosts a weekend-long pickin' party with his friends, Rodger Nelson and Steve Benedik.

  • Congratulations Justin and Morgan!

    On Saturday, September 8, Justin Harrison, who plays mandolin and fiddle with Nu-Blu, was wed to Morgan Alexis Loreále Rice. The ceremony was held at the Yankee Hall Plantation in Greenville, NC and was attended by family and friends of the

  • Medical fund established for James Schlender

    A medical fund has been established for the benefit of James Schlender, who bluegrass fans know as the fiddler with Songs From The Road Band. James had to undergo valve replacement surgery today to repair a leak in his heart, resulting from

  • The restoration of Scotty Stoneman’s fiddle

    Adam Haynes' Scotty Stoneman fiddle, after restoration was completed - photo by RJ Storm Some of the most popular articles we have published in recent years have been about older instruments and the bluegrass artists who have owned them. With a