• Gospel Choices with Bob Amos

    Here’s a further contribution of an occasional feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Bob Amos who has a particular love for the songs on an early 1970s Ralph

  • Welcome Ryman Monroe Carroll!

    Announcing the littlest Hammertowner - and what a great bluegrass name! Chaston Carroll, mandolinist with Hammertowne, and his wife Shayla, are celebrating the birth of Ryman Monroe Carroll. She came into this world yesterday, weighing in at 7 lb, 8 oz,

  • 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 &