• Bluegrass workshop weekend in Calgary

    The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society in Calgary, Alberta is hosting their 1st Annual Chinookgrass Academy at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Calgary on February 11-12, 2006. Instructors include Bill Evans (banjo), John Reischman (mandolin), Eric Thompson (guitar), Trisha Gagnon (bass),

  • Casting call for Broadway bound pickers

    We posted a few months ago about the stage show produced at Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA about the life of The Stanley Brothers, called Man Of Constant Sorrow. At that time, we mentioned that the show, while only appearing

  • Buddy Merriam update from Ireland

    A while back I posted about Buddy Merriam and Backroads - in Ireland. The band is currently in the middle of that tour and Buddy just emailed me an update. It sure sounds like they are having a great time.

  • Online downloads from Acoustic Disc

    Acoustic Disc, the mando-centric record company owned by David Grisman, has started experimenting with online music downloads. At this time, only four titles from their catalog can be purchased via download, but more are expected to be added should the

  • Janette Carter 1923-2006

    Born on July 2, 1923 Janette Carter was only 4 years old when a talent scout "discovered" her parents in Bristol in 1927. A.P. and Sara Carter performed with Janette's Aunt, "Mother" Maybelle Carter. Raised in that environment, Janette grew

  • Hats

    This post is a contribution from world renowned podcast celebrity Wichita Rutherford. Be sure to visit his site 5MinutesWithWichita.com to listen to his weekly podcast featuring interviews with bluegrass stars. Do you like hats? I love seeing them on somebody

  • Dinner on the Ground

    This post is a contribution from world renowned podcast celebrity Wichita Rutherford. Be sure to visit his site 5MinutesWithWichita.com to listen to his weekly podcast featuring interviews with bluegrass stars. Have you ever had "dinner on the ground"? If you