• New banjo backup DVD with Bill Evans

    Following up on the success of their first two instructional DVDs on bluegrass style backup for banjo, AcuTab has announced the release of Power Pickin' Volume 3 - Playing Banjo Backup In A Bluegrass Band, featuring Bill Evans. This new

  • Gibson loses trademark infringement case on appeal

    Though this particular case does not involve Gibson's bluegrass division (Original Acoustic Instruments), it should be of interest to anyone who follows instruments or instrument building. Especially in the five string banjo world, questions about Gibson's ability to protect the

  • Friday Awards Poll Update – on Saturday

    Perhaps it's appropriate that our regular Friday update on the results to date of our 1st Bluegrass Blog Awards Poll is being posted instead on Saturday this week. Though site traffic and the number of visitors has grown steadily through

  • IBMM – Free Saturdays at the Museum

    Mike Lawing at the International Bluegrass Music Museum asked me to pass on this piece of news about a program at the IBMM. Free Saturdays at The Museum, is a program which provides professionally-taught bluegrass music lessons and acoustic, bluegrass instruments

  • Stolen – 1964 Gibson RB-250

    Gena Britt Tew just contacted me with an alert that her husband and herself were robbed yesterday while at work. The thieves got three instruments along with a few household items. They got the XBox, about 20 games, a Watch, tried

  • Bea Lilly, 1921-2005

    We are sorry to report that Bea Lilly, member of The Lily Brothers & Don Stover and a true pioneer in bluegrass music, passed away September 18, 2005 at the Duxbury House Alzheimer Care Center near Plymouth, MA. Mitchell Burt

  • OCRN seeking volunteer bluegrass DJs

    Gracie Muldoon, station manager and program director at Original Country Radio Network, is looking for folks who might want to serve as a volunteer DJ for a few hours each day, or even once or twice a week. OCRN

  • Opry show in New York

    As a part of it's 80th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry will take a trip north later this fall for a rare show outside of Nashville. On Monday November 14, an official Opry concert will be held in New