• Phil Leadbetter hospitalized again

    Phil Leadbetter, veteran bluegrass reso-guitarist, is back in the hospital. This past few years has brought a great many health issues to bear on Phil's life, but he has so far beaten them all, including five bouts with cancer. This time

  • Congratulations Caitlin and Evan!

    On October 12, Evan Murphy, guitarist and vocalist with Mile Twelve, was wed to Caitlin Berger at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Los Gatos, California, her hometown church. The couple met while attending Boston College. Evan tells us that while Caitlin

  • Daniel Greeson to BlueChip Picks

    Daniel Greeson, known most recently as the fiddler with Sideline, has accepted a position with BlueChip Picks, Inc. The Jamestown, NC, native and 2018 graduate of East Tennessee State University, will relocate to Knoxville. He begins his new job on

  • Eastman and Bourgeois announce new partnership

    Bourgeois Guitars and Eastman Music have announced a new partnership that offers advantages to both companies, while allowing Dana Bourgeois to continue making guitars as he has been in his Maine facility. The structure of their arrangement is an interesting one,

  • Congratulations Ashley and Murphy!

    It was a true bluegrass wedding last Saturday at Hoovanna Farm in Kingsport, TN when Ashley Davis and Murphy White were married. Both work in the bluegrass industry. Ashley plays fiddle and sings with both Appalachian Trail and Kristi Stanley &

  • Welcome Uma Sankaran!

    Congratulations to Sav and Amber Sankaran, who are celebrating the birth of their first child. Sav is the bass player with Unspoken Tradition, and has been active in the bluegrass scene for many years. Uma Lyle Sankaran was born at Mission

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa in Scotland

    Most of the bluegrass world has been concentrated in Raleigh over the past week at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual festivities. Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, on the other hand, decided to take the “international” thing literally, and headed over

  • Congratulations Kody and Mary Rachel!

    Kody and Mary Rachel Norris play Farm & Fun Time in their wedding attire - photo by Tia Thomas Kody Norris and his longtime "little sweetie," Mary Rachel Nalley, who plays fiddle with the Kody Norris Show, were married on September