• Tony Kakaris of Nightflyer fighting cancer

    Ohio's Nightflyer band is asking fans and friends to add their bass player, Tony Kakaris, to their prayer lists. Tony has recently received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that attacks the marrow in your bones. He is

  • Gibson names JC Curleigh as new CEO

    James "JC" Curleigh, new Gibson CEO and President Gibson Brands Inc announced today the naming of a new senior management team, including James "JC" Curleigh as the new CEO and President, stepping into the role played for many years by Henry Juszkiewicz.

  • Limited edition Ellis F-5 Tradition mandolin

    Since 1977, Tom Ellis has been cranking out quality mandolins in Austin, TX. Bluegrass fans and mandolin gurus may recognize the name in the hands of Ricky Skaggs, Buck White, Steve Smith, and many more professional mandolinists throughout their careers,

  • Special Consensus hits the road

    Special Consensus in Hempstedt, Germany with their trusty travel van. As promised, Special Consensus is sharing their European tour with our readers. Here is the first installment. We all met in Chicago Tuesday, and headed to O'Hare Airport to catch the 4:oo p.m.

  • Welcome Wren Burge!

    West Virginia bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Rachel Burge and her husband, Brian, are celebrating the arrival of their second child, Wren Rachelle Burge. She was born October 8 at 10:27 a.m., weighing in at 8.5 lbs, and stretching out to

  • Music Modernization Act becomes law

    In a striking contrast with recent partisan wrangling in Washington, both political parties in both houses of Congress have come together to pass the Music Modernization Act, a thoroughgoing reform of the way that artists and songwriters are paid for