• Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

    Tara Linhardt, the driving force behind the two recent Guinness Book of World Record attempts for the largest mandolin ensemble during recent Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, has released a forlorn statement on their most recent quest. It seems that a

  • Dead Session coming from Town Mountain

    You didn't really think that a remake of Tommy bluegrass style would be the end of it, did you? Now here comes Town Mountain with The Dead Session, a special two-track project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead. Scheduled for

  • Banjo Cellar opens in Kentucky

    These days, we are more accustomed to seeing news about retail music stores closing than opening, with pressure from online mega-stores making life difficult for smaller, privately-owned ventures. But in Williamstown, Kentucky a pair of bluegrass veterans have partnered to open

  • Dobros donated to Brent Burke

    If only it was always this easy... Brent Burke, reso-guitar man with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, had spent part of this summer researching vintage Dobros. He's thinking about doing a solo album later this year, and wanted to record a couple

  • Congratulations Jesse & Nick

    This past weekend, a match made in bluegrass heaven was celebrated during a wedding ceremony for Jesse Marie Gregory and Nick Keen. The two talented young bluegrass artists were married on October 10. Jesse maintains her own band, Jesse Gregory & Faultline, and is a

  • Congratulations Wayne and Alyssa

    While much of the bluegrass world was getting rained on in Raleigh, Wayne Brewer and Alyssa Poteet were getting married Saturday (10/3) on the Brewer Family Farm in West Point, KY. Wayne plays bass and fiddle in his father's group, Gary

  • Nancy Cardwell joins the Girl Scouts

    Nancy Cardwell Erdos, recently departed Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has accepted a position with the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. She will serve as Membership Specialist for the Hispanic Community, working to increase programming and resources for Spanish-speaking

  • Command performance for Lance LeRoy

    Some of the top performers in bluegrass music got together this past weekend to offer a very special concert for Lance LeRoy. It was held at the home of his son, Lanny, in Mt. Juliet, TN where Lance and his