• Poppy Mountain Bluegrass on DVD

    A DVD highlighting the 2005 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass festival is now available from Keepsake Video Productions. The DVD disc is entitled The Poppy Experience. Not having seen the disc, we can't really comment of the content or the quality of

  • Stolen Instrument Registry

    The Northern California Bluegrass Society is sponsoring a National Stolen & Missing Instrument directory. It allows for instant listing of a stolen instrument and is expected to be a useful resource for pickers, retailers, and law enforcement agencies alike. There

  • Will Keys: 1923-2005

    Will Keys, a popular if not beloved old time banjo player from East Tennessee, passed away on November 4 after a battle with multiple illnesses, including a large and aggressive tumor in his brain. Keys was known for his distinctive

  • Stolen Instruments Recovered

    We previously posted about the instruments stolen from the home of Gena Britt - Tew. Gena just wrote in with the great news that the instruments have been recovered and returned. Here's her email. My instruments were recovered! Yeah!! I got

  • IBMM Fan Feast big success

    We just heard from Mike Lawing with the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Mike was passing along some details about the reprise of the IBMM Fan Feast during IBMA week in Nashville. This event was a fundraiser to

  • IAMA competition deadline 11/9

    The deadline for submissions in the International Acoustic Music Awards is rapidly approaching, with entries requiring a postmark no later than November 9 to be accepted. The competition is open to all independent songwriters and artists, and several of their

  • STOLEN: Red Diamond A style mandolin

    Megan Lynch wrote in to tell us about a stolen instrument alert. It seems the house shared by 3 members of the California based Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band was broken into recently and quite a bit of stuff was stolen.

  • BMI brags on IBMA winners

    BMI has some coverage up on their web site featuring many of the BMI members who were given awards by IBMA last week. No news for folks who have been following our coverage here on Bluegrass Today, but they do

  • Instruments stolen at IBMA (?) recovered

    We just received this note from Casey Henry: The Nashville Metro Police department has recovered two stolen instruments. A banjo and a mandolin. If anyone wants to claim them they should contact Detective Mavity at 615-862-7611. The Nashville police must be somewhat

  • IBMA Awards on the BBC

    The recent IBMA Awards have been covered in the mainstream press here in the US, and we have posted links to a few stories that we found. This morning, we found one on the BBC News web site, originally posted