• Vern Williams passes

    We learn from the California Bluegrass Association that Vern Williams, a truly marvelous bluegrass singer and mandolinist, passed away on Tuesday afternoon. We will update with more details as we find them. For folks who are not aware of this very

  • Bluegrass Music Trail Blog entry #2

    This post is a contribution from Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves, whose fundraising hike-a-thon of The Appalachian Trail, The Bluegrass Music Trail, is raising money to purchase bluegrass instruments and instruction for needy children in the Appalachian region. Find all

  • Some Sunday links

    We found a number of articles on various news sites which we think will be of interest to our readers. Here they are, in no particular order: CMT.com has an interview with Rhonda Vincent featured on their site, in which she

  • Bluegrass Music Trail Blog entry #1

    Yesterday, we posted about the efforts of Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves to raise money to provide instruments and bluegrass instruction for children in the Appalachian region with their hike-a-thon of The Appalachian Trail. We mentioned in that post that

  • Bluegrass Music Trail Project

    Amos Hopkins and Katy Graves are a pair of educators, artists and committed bluegrass music supporters from Cincinnati, OH. Both were raised by families who played bluegrass, and with an appreciation for the unique culture and musical artistry of the

  • Billboard guide to songwriting business

    Billboard Books has just released This Business Of Songwriting, by Jason Blume, billed as an "exhaustive guide to navigating the murky waters of copyright law, publishing contracts and other realities of the business world that don"t always come naturally to

  • CDBaby is now selling CDs

    We"ve posted about CDBaby and all things they can do for an independent artist in the area of digital distribution. Well now they can also help with physical distribution. CDBaby has just inked a partnership with the one-stop Super D.

  • Harry Fox brokers deal with DMI

    The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) recently finalized an agreement with DMI, owner of background music service Private Label Radio (PLR). The deal, of course, has to do with mechanical licenses and features a revenue sharing structure. PLR supplies brand-specific, audio

  • EWOB ’06 names European Band of the Year

    2006 was a good year for the Italians and the Dutch during the European World of Bluegrass band competition last week. The winners show a decided strength in those nations' bluegrass scene. European Bluegrass Band of 2006 1st place: Mideando String

  • Remembering a soldier’s banjo

    Today on Memorial Day it seems appropriate to link to this story in the Galesburg Register-Mail. The story is one of remembrance for Pfc. Caleb Lufkin who recently passed away from wounds sustained in Iraq earlier this month. When not