• IBMM Fan Feast big success

    We just heard from Mike Lawing with the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Mike was passing along some details about the reprise of the IBMM Fan Feast during IBMA week in Nashville. This event was a fundraiser to

  • IAMA competition deadline 11/9

    The deadline for submissions in the International Acoustic Music Awards is rapidly approaching, with entries requiring a postmark no later than November 9 to be accepted. The competition is open to all independent songwriters and artists, and several of their

  • STOLEN: Red Diamond A style mandolin

    Megan Lynch wrote in to tell us about a stolen instrument alert. It seems the house shared by 3 members of the California based Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band was broken into recently and quite a bit of stuff was stolen.

  • BMI brags on IBMA winners

    BMI has some coverage up on their web site featuring many of the BMI members who were given awards by IBMA last week. No news for folks who have been following our coverage here on Bluegrass Today, but they do

  • Instruments stolen at IBMA (?) recovered

    We just received this note from Casey Henry: The Nashville Metro Police department has recovered two stolen instruments. A banjo and a mandolin. If anyone wants to claim them they should contact Detective Mavity at 615-862-7611. The Nashville police must be somewhat

  • IBMA Awards on the BBC

    The recent IBMA Awards have been covered in the mainstream press here in the US, and we have posted links to a few stories that we found. This morning, we found one on the BBC News web site, originally posted

  • Hurricane Wilma

    Hurricane Wilma has had a devastating impact on the state of Flordia, leaving 5.9 million people with out electricity. A web hosting company, which is home to several of our advertisers, is located in Flordia and is currently experiencing an

  • Bluegrass Beatles – mystery solved!

    OK... last post on the Bluegrass Beatles photo. I heard yesterday from Sherri Chekal, who I had only recently met through her connections to the TriState Bluegrass Journal, and BluegrassTalkRadio.com. She laid claim to the Photoshop work on that classic Beatles

  • Bluegrass Jam Tunes Books

    Running Dogs Publishing has just announced the second printing of its Jam Tunes books for bluegrass guitar and mandolin. Each volume is accompanied by two audio CDs featuring 25 tunes. Each tune consists of 3 practice tracks: slow with melody,