• Welcome Elnora Shilling!

    Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart, and his wife, Aleah, are celebrating the birth last Saturday of their second daughter. Elnora Dove Shilling was born just after midnight on April 28, surprising her parents by coming four weeks early. She only weighed

  • Gibson Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

    Gibson Brands, makers of legendary guitars, mandolins, banjos and other instruments, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, a move designed to keep the company afloat while it tries to fix its finances. The Nashville-based company, founded in 1894, will refocus on its

  • Congratulations Terry and LuAnn

    This past weekend, Terry Smith, bass player with The Grascals, was wed to LuAnn Adams in a private ceremony in Murfreesboro, TN. Both are long time grassers, but from opposite sides of the stage. Terry has performed in the bluegrass world

  • Amanda Cook discusses Deep Water photo shoot

    Back during the SPBGMA convention in February, I had the chance to spend some time with Amanda Cook and her husband, Dennis. They proved to be charming dinner companions, as did their banjo player, Carolyne VanLierop. As I had previously lived in

  • Welcome Dakota Quinn Ingardia

    Katelyn Ingardia, guitarist and lead singer with Backline Bluegrass, and her husband, Dominic, are celebrating the birth of their second child this week. Dakota Quinn Ingardia was born at 11:02 a.m. on April 3, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. She arrived