Here's an interesting new instructional/motivational item for fiddlers and fiddle students. And fans of the late, great John Hartford. Though many people think of Hartford as a banjo player, which he certainly was, he had also dedicated his life to the
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Congratulations Madeleine and Cameron!
On Sunday afternoon in Oakboro, NC, Madeleine Baucom, guitarist and vocalist with Sweet Potato Pie, married Cameron Carnes of Buford, SC. The band's fiddler, Katie Springer, played Alison Krauss' arrangement of I Will as the wedding party entered. All her band mates
Fundraiser for Jason and Kimberly Chapman
Just about a month ago we reported the happy news of Jason and Kimberly Chapman celebrating the birth of the third son, Benjamin. At the time, Jason mentioned that Benjamin had a cleft palate, but that they hoped to take
Winners announced in 2020 Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest
The DC Bluegrass Union has announced the winners in their 2020 Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest, an annual event to toast the compositional efforts of bluegrass pickers. Held in honor of the late great Mike Auldridge, who added many new tunes
Another bluegrass wedding on the horizon – Jacob Greer and Allison Hinson
Some good news in the midst of a global pandemic! Bluegrass sweethearts, Allison Hinson, banjoist with The Hinson Girls, and Jacob Greer, guitarist with Sideline, have officially announced their plans to marry. Ally is the third Hinson Girl to marry a
Gary Brewer Day in Shepherdsville, KY
Monday, October 26 was a big day for bluegrass singer and songwriter Gary Brewer. His hometown of Shepherdsville, in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, had proclaimed that date as Gary Brewer Day. A high honor indeed! Gary Brewer Day was declared
Recording King introduces parlor size metal body reso-guitar
Recording King has announced the introduction of their new small sized, short scale, metal body resonator guitar. Called simply the Parlor Metal Body Resonator, this round neck guitar is made to offer a distinctive voice in the Recording King reso family.
D’Addario introduces new pick material and Chris Thile signature pick
D'Addario has added a new item to its accessory line which should attract a good bit of interest from bluegrass players. If you have spent any time in the company of grassers, you will have heard stories about the wonder of
Scott Napier offers another LP “must have” mandolin records giveaway
Scott Napier, professional bluegrass mandolinist and Associate Professor at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, is doing another giveaway from his rich collection of bluegrass albums. Back in August, he did this once before, giving away five classic
Congratulations Wayne and Pamela!
What could be lovelier than a fall bluegrass wedding? But this one comes with a twist - the bride and groom are about to celebrate their tenth grandchild between them! Wayne Taylor, former leader of US Navy Band Country Current, and