• Monroe mandolin on display 4/19-22

    We posted some time ago with the news that James Monroe, son of Bill and a bluegrass musician in his own right, was planning to open a bluegrass music park and concert facility in Franklin, KY. The debut event at

  • Kel Kroydon Banjo news

    We recently received a note from our friend Tom Mirisola, with Kel Kroydon banjos. Tom has resurrected this trade name, once an "off brand" of the Gibson company used to market less costly versions of their banjos, guitars and mandolins. Tom

  • Banjo gig open with Monroe Crossing

    We heard yesterday from Art Blackburn with Monroe Crossing that they are in need of a banjo player, as Jeff Whitson has decided to move back home to Arkansas. The band is based in Ramsey, MN and works close to

  • Gordon Terry: 1931-2006

    CMT.com is reporting that legendary fiddler and former Bluegrass Boy Gordon Terry passed away on Sunday (4/9) after lengthy battles with multiple illnesses. We will post more information and any obituaries or tributes we find in the next few days. UPDATE:

  • Nokia N91 music phone plays bluegrass

    I was just reading up on the latest in digital downloads and devices and I came across this Gizmodo.com review of the new Nokia N91 Music One phone. What grabbed my attention is that the reviewer was using the phone

  • Dove award winners

    Wednesday night (April 5), the Gospel Music Association held their annual awards ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Alison Krauss & Union Station won the Bluegrass Recorded Song Of The Year award for Living Prayer,

  • Mike Lantz passes

    We are saddened to pass along the news that Mike Lantz, who was a co-founder of the popular Colorado-based band Front Range, passed away on Wednesday, March 29. According to the web site of his fellow Front Ranger, Bob Amos,

  • Dr. Banjo honored by CBMS

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has been chosen to be among the first four Coloradans inducted into the Bluegrass Hall Of Honor by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. Recipients were chosen for their demonstrated love of the music, and dedication

  • RenoFest 2006 winners

    We just heard from our friend Russ Jordan with a list of the winners of the 2006 RenoFest competition. RenoFest Guitar Contest: 1. Steve Lewis 2. Seth Taylor 3. Randy Lucas 4. Chris Hale 5. Matt Lindsey RenoFest Banjo Contest: 1. Eric Hardin 2. Seth Taylor 3.