• Medical fund established for James Schlender

    A medical fund has been established for the benefit of James Schlender, who bluegrass fans know as the fiddler with Songs From The Road Band. James had to undergo valve replacement surgery today to repair a leak in his heart, resulting from

  • The restoration of Scotty Stoneman’s fiddle

    Adam Haynes' Scotty Stoneman fiddle, after restoration was completed - photo by RJ Storm Some of the most popular articles we have published in recent years have been about older instruments and the bluegrass artists who have owned them. With a

  • Congratulations Lauren and Scott!

    Scott Napier and Lauren Price - photo by Megan Sweeting Over the Labor Day weekend, there was a beautiful bluegrass wedding in Kentucky. Lauren Price, the mandolin playing half of The Price Sisters, was married to Scott Napier, mandolinist with Lost and

  • County Sales comes back to life!

    When County Sales announced their dissolution late last year, a collective sigh went up within the bluegrass and old time music community. The venerable mail order business based in Floyd, VA had supplied first LPs, then tapes, and finally compact

  • Chuck Stearman antique auction next month

    Those who knew the late Chuck Stearman, founder and long time proprietor of SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America), will know that in addition to bluegrass music, he had a passion for vintage and antique signage.

  • Bluegrass Country Soul playing cards available

    Ahead of their upcoming Golden Anniversary restored edition of Bluegrass Country Soul, the filmmakers have created a special set of playing cards using still images from the film on the back. The 1971 feature-length film chronicled the happenings at Carlton Haney's

  • Galaxy Audio makes commitment to bluegrass

    Galaxy Audio from Wichita, KS, a longtime and valued sponsor here at Bluegrass Today who manufacture and market high quality sound gear for working musicians, has demonstrated a further commitment to the bluegrass world through a new endorsement agreement with

  • Wear your favorite banjo ’round your neck

    Our Slovak friends with BanjoLit have a couple of new items that should be of interest to Bluegrass Today readers. All of their products are designed and manufactured by musicians, shipped worldwide at reasonable prices, and inspired by their deep

  • Welcome James Efaw!

    Matt and DeAnna Efaw, guitarist and fiddler respectively with Matt Efaw & Rural Free Delivery, are celebrating the birth of their first child. James Franklin Allen Efaw was born on Sunday, August 12, at 12:18 a.m. at the Medical Center in Beaver,

  • Several new Martin Authentic models available

    In recent years, Martin Guitars has produced a flurry of new models. Everything from highly ornate museum pieces to artist-endorsed working guitars, in every size and style, are being made in Pennsylvania at the Martin factory, as well as low-priced