• Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa in Europe

    Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa have recently returned from several weeks touring in Europe, with special guest Mike Scott on banjo in tow. Taylor sent along this quick recap of their time across the pond, along with a number of photos. We

  • Traditional bluegrass in German

    It is becoming more and more common for bluegrass artists in non-English speaking parts of the world to write and sing songs in their native tongues. In the earliest days of bluegrass reaching beyond North America, most students of the music

  • Curtis Blackwell Band to tour Ireland

    Former Blue Grass Boy Curtis Blackwell has announced plans to tour Ireland in June 2012. The tour will include eleven shows in twelve days, most of which it appears are being held in community Arts Centres. (It's wonderful to see how

  • Gibson Brothers heading for Europe

    Following this weekend's Merlefest The Gibson Brothers are heading to Europe for a week of shows that will take them to Denmark, Germany, France and Italy. They play Merlefest tomorrow (4/28) and have a show in Denmark the following Wednesday. The

  • Another award for the Davidson Brothers

    The Davidson Brothers, Australia's top bluegrass group, picked up three more major awards last week, this time at the Tasmanian Independent Artist Recognition Awards. Keep in mind that these were not acoustic, folk or bluegrass honors; they are inclusive of all

  • Meet Me In Yokohama, Mama, Part Ni

    No, that’s not a reference to the Knights Who Say “Ni!” – Ni is Japanese for Deux. When we left our intrepid travelers Kelly Stockwell and Paul Millman of Vermont, they were winging their way to Japan on a business trip

  • Meet Me in Yokohama, Mama…

    ... or, USA’s bass pickin’ Kelly meets Japan’s mandolin pickin’ Shin Some of us folks in the business world do a lot of traveling. For bluegrassers, business travel often spins off into great musical experiences like concerts, jams, vintage instrument stores, festival

  • Bluegrass: An Irish Perspective

    This piece is a contribution from Niall Toner, a songwriter, mandolinist, and bandleader who lives in the Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow. Niall will be recording a new album for Pinecastle Records in Nashville in May and touring the US. I believe it's