• Chris Thile in Acoustic magazine

    The February issue of the UK based magazine Acoustic, features an interview with mandolin master Chris Thile. Chris in nominated for a BBC Folk Award for Musician of the Year. The article is basically an interview where Chris shares his

  • Claire Lynch to Europe

    Our friends at The European Bluegrass Blog have noted that Claire Lynch has scheduled a one-week European tour for the first week of May '07. She'll perform in Austria, Holland and Germany, and promoter Karl Heinz Siber indicates particular excitement about

  • History of the Banjo on BBC

    BBC Radio 4 FM carried a 30 minute program yesterday on the history of the banjo. It is set to air again on January 29 from 11:00-11:30 p.m. (GMT), but it can also be heard on the BBC web site

  • Guillaume Veillet to Trad Magazine

    We received a note recently from Guillaume Veillet, who until about two months ago was a prominent roots and acoustic radio host in France. He had been a strong supporter of bluegrass and old time music on the air, and

  • UK Bluegrass has Sore Fingers

    Our friends at UKBluegrass.com just let us know that they have posted to their blog an interview with John and Moira Wirtz who organize Europe's largest bluegrass/old time music camp, Sore Fingers. The camp has been running each year since

  • Potluck dinner with Carmel Sheerin and The Ravens

    The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass are planning a unique kick off to this year's Kentucky Lake Bluegrass Festival. On Thursday night, June 7, 2007, before the festival begins, a potluck dinner will be held for volunteers who are working

  • Slovakian bluegrass – 2 new releases

    Our friends over at The European Bluegrass Blog have a post up about a pair of new releases from Slovakia. They are Light In The Storm from The Tom?°?° Pe?°ko Band, and Kvapky rosy from Bluegrass Time. Both feature Tom?°?° Pe?°ko

  • Bluegrass at Theatre du Chatelet

    The European Bluegrass Blog has an interesting piece up about an historic concert at the renowned Th?©?¢tre du Ch?¢telet in Paris. This past October, noted French violinist Gilles Apap was featured in concert with the Pas-de-Loup Philharmonic Orchestra. Though recognized primarily

  • Crooked Still to England in January

    Boston-based quartet Crooked Still is heading back to the UK in January 2007. They have four dates in England (1/21-24), followed by an appearance at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow on the 25th. Find info on all their dates on

  • Casey Driessen’s China trip photos online

    Last month, we passed along some information about The Sparrow Quartet's lengthy tour of China. The quartet includes Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck on banjo, Casey Driessen on fiddle, and Ben Sollee on cello. Casey created a slide show of photos