• International Acoustic Music Awards

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual International Acoustic Music Awards, sponsored in part by XM Radio, Acoustic Cafe and Paste Magazine. Submissions can be made in 8 different categories and while all acoustic music is not required,

  • The Americana Honors & Awards

    This is a follow up to my last post about the happenings this week in Nashville. Tomorrow night, Sept 9th, the Ryman Auditorium will host The Americana Honors & Awards show. Here's the line up for the show. In one unforgettable

  • Bluegrass at Berklee!

    I just received a very welcome bit of news from my friend, Dave Hollender, a professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, announcing their newly established program to accept bluegrass musicians to study and receive a degree

  • The Americana Music Conference

    Today is the start of The Americana Music Conference. I spoke via email with Mark Montgomery, president of The Americana Music Association and owner of Echo Music. Mark gave me the low down on what's happening this week at the

  • Huber/AcuTab marketing association to end

    As of September 1, 2005, AcuTab will no longer function as the marketing and promotional arm of Huber Banjos, nor the sole source for ordering and customer service. This exclusive relationship which has existed since Huber Banjos launched in 2001

  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver: Band for the ages

    This press release was emailed to us from Donica Christensen, Doyle's PR agent. DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER: BAND FOR THE AGES New video on CMT"s "Wide Open Country", & eclectic tour schedule prove that after 25 years, stalwart band leader Doyle Lawson

  • Jubilation Rising: Kissimmee Kid

    Randy Sparkman has a piece up on his website Jubilation Rising about Vassar Clements. The piece contains some good historical information and is very well written. here's a short excerpt that I liked. Playing a violin is like spending time with

  • Vassar Clements, 1928-2005

    1d7 It is with great sadness that we note that Vassar Clements, legendary fiddler and dear friend to many people in bluegrass music, passed away this morning at 8:35 am. Bluegrass Today extends our deepest sympathies to Vassar's family and his