• Brian Swenk resurrects Rockwood Booking Agency

    Brian Paul Swenk, a veteran of both the performance and artist representation sides of the bluegrass music world, has reopened his boutique shop, Rockwood Booking Agency. For many years Brian was the banjo player with Big Daddy Love, an alternative, jamgrass

  • Matt Munsey – sometimes heroes play guitar

    Photo of Matt Munsey © Angela Richardson-Newman, Littlerocker Photography Tomorrow is a very special day for Matthew Munsey, founder and mandolinist/guitarist with Monroeville, a popular bluegrass group in east Tennessee. And like most who do spectacular things, he swears it's no

  • Job opening at ETSU Bluegrass program

    The Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies department at East Tennessee Sate University is advertising a part time staff position. This job is for a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for the department, and requires a wide range of skills

  • Congratulations Justin and Kati!

    In more exciting Alan Bibey & Grasstowne news... Wedding bells rang out for bandmates Justin Jenkins, who plays banjo with Grasstowne, and their fiddler, Kati Penn last weekend. The two were married on October 24 in a very small, private ceremony

  • Welcome Dorothy Gene Richards!

    Another bluegrass baby! Always welcome news, especially when a community has suffered loss. Josh Richards, guitarist and vocalist for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and his wife, Amy, are celebrating the birth of their third child. Dorothy Gene Richards was born on