• Bluegrass Oscar connection

    We received a note from our friend Richard Hawkins who runs the Bluegrass Ireland Blog, and posts at the European Bluegrass Blog, about a bluegrass connection to last weekend's Academy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Richard pointed out that one

  • Cherryholmes video from Celtic Connections

    The various live performances from the recent Celtic Connections festival in Scotland that have been aired on BBC Scotland can be accessed online. Cherryholmes is among the acts whose appearances were aired, and three songs from their set (Black & White,

  • Stone, Reischman grab Juno nominations

    Banjoist Jayme Stone and mandolinist John Reischman each received a JUNO nomination from The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences last week. The awards, which celebrate the work of Canadian musical artists, will be announced at the 37th annual

  • Sore Fingers Bluegrass week

    Our friend Laura Leder from Cool Mandolin Company emailed recently to ask us to remind students of bluegrass and old time music - both here in the US, and in the UK and Europe - about Sore Fingers Week

  • Mountain Heart in the Swiss Alps

    Mountain Heart is just finishing up a brief tour in Switzerland, and have sent along a few "What I did on my Alpine vacation" photos for all us to enjoy. Jim VanCleve has promised us another photo essay before they head

  • Lluis Gomez Quartet

    Another CD we received recently came from Spanish banjoist Lluis Gómez. His new project is entitled Quartet, taken from the name of his group, and features 10 instrumental tracks, most of them Gomez compositions. He is joined by the members of

  • British sisters compete on BBC

    Our friends at ukbluegrass.com have been following the success of The Carrivick Sisters as they compete on the Upstaged show on BBC. The program is a talent show with such odd twists as having contestants perform for hours in a

  • Punch Brothers on BBC Radio 2

    Chris Thile has been touring in the UK this week with his band, Punch Brothers, in tow. They did several shows during Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, which runs for two and a half weeks in January of each year. Shows,

  • G2 on Swedish TV

    Swedish grassers G2 performed Monday on Nyhetsmorgon (The Morning Show), the highest rated morning television program in Sweden. The show airs from Stockholm on Swedish national televsion, TV4. They played two songs from their debut CD, Where The Tall Grass Grows,