• A loss in the family

    Carl Thomas Smith: 1938-2006 We share the sadness and loss felt at the passing of Carl Thomas Smith, who was killed in an accident at his home late last week. His contributions to bluegrass were huge, as he sired and encouraged

  • Rob Ickes Model Wechter/Scheerhorn guitar

    Tim Scheerhorn's name is among the most reverentially uttered in the world of resonator guitars. The instruments he builds are used by many of the most highly regarded players in bluegrass and acoustic music, and the reputation and limited availability

  • Alaskan Bluegrass Cruise

    Here's another opportunity for you to enjoy some great bluegrass while also enjoying a cruise, and this one is to Alaska! The Bluegrass Cruise to Alaska is put together by Cottage Music and features all the normal cruise activities along

  • Casting call for Keith Whitley film

    Kentucky Bluebird is the title of a new film project about to get underway, based on the life and frustratingly brief career of bluegrass/country star Keith Whitley. Keith made his presence felt in bluegrass from the early 1970s, when he

  • Congratulations to Chris Davis

    Chris Davis, mandolinist with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and his wife Rhonda are celebrating the birth of their son. The LST web site reports that mother and child are at home, and doing fine. A baby picture is

  • Pickin’ On the ACM Awards

    A number of bluegrass artists are up for awards from the Academy Of Country Music when they are presented on May 23. Rob Ickes (dobro) and Bryan Sutton (guitar) are nominated in the Top Specialty Instrument Player of the Year

  • Ricky Skaggs on the SEC Tourney team

    Bluegrass music has often been described as a "team sport," referring to the need for the many musicians to work collectively in pursuit of a common goal. Bands whose members support each other's artistry rather than seeking to highlight their

  • Lynn Morris at SPBGMA

    The Lynn Morris Band website has some photos of Lynn at last month's SPBGMA Convention in Nashville, where she both performed with the band and accepted the 2006 Grand Masters Gold Award. This award is given to artists who have