• The Ken Mill Tavern in Cincinnati

    This one particular chilly November weekend found my wife Missy and I heading to the Cincinnati/Covington Kentucky region. We were on our way to Bob and Rita Small's beautiful home in Taylor Mill for some promo work for our festival,

  • Honorary Doctorates for bluegrass pioneers

    Jesse McReynolds receives a letter of intent from Megan Darby for his honorary doctorate from Glenville State Glenville State College in West Virginia, one of several institutes of higher learning to offer a bachelors degree in bluegrass music, has announced plans

  • Phil Leadbetter’s signature Recording King guitar

    Recording King has announced the availability of its most recent reso-guitar, a signature model for Phil Leadbetter. The RR-75PL-SN was designed in direct cooperation with Phil, with an interior bracing pattern made to his specifications. Intended to offer professional quality and

  • Jussi Syren recuperating at home

    Jussi Syren, Finland's busiest bluegrass entertainer, is recovering at home after spending a week in the hospital following a burst appendix. He is in good shape, but will need to rest over the holidays before resuming his performing schedule.  He says that

  • Music Area cases redefines the gig bag

    Music Area Cases is a Chinese manufacturer with a different attitude towards selling internationally. Instead of trying to hide their country of origin with an American or European-sounding trade name, they brand themselves with a logo using Chinese characters, and

  • Congratulations Carolyne and Troy!

    Is there anything lovelier than a Christmas bluegrass wedding? Earlier this afternoon Troy Boone, mandolinist with Sideline, and Carolyne VanLierop, banjo player with The Amanda Cook Band, were married in a small private ceremony. Only family and close friends were in attendance, and