• Pete Wernick’s JAM Songbook

     Pete Wernick has given a great deal to the banjo and bluegrass communities over the course of his lengthy career. The author of several top-selling instructional books for banjo, he was also a founding member of Hot Rize, and the

  • Welcome Willow Troutman

    Eric Troutman, bass player with The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and his wife, Kristal, have welcomed their first daughter into the world. Willow Evieanna Troutman was born on February 18 at 11:29 a.m. in Harrisburg, PA. She came in weighing 9lb 2oz, and

  • Help Steve Dilling see again

    Steve Dilling has given his whole life to bluegrass music. He clearly loves the music, and people who cherish it love him back. Now we have a chance to repay his dedication during a time of need. He first popped up

  • John Starling enters Hospice Care

    From Virginia today comes that somber news that John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene, is seriously ill. “It’s been a long two months, but my father, John Starling, is currently home and in hospice,” his son, Jay Starling

  • The Petersens tour the Emerald Isle

    Though you may not see them out at the festivals that often, there are few bluegrass bands that perform more regularly, or before more people each year than The Petersens. The family band has worked the Little Opry Theatre in Branson,

  • 2019 NAMM report, bluegrass edition

    This report of the recently concluded NAMM trade show in Anaheim is a contribution from Danny "Hootenanny" Clark, a bluegrass picker and entrepreneur from back east now living in California. The show is the annual convention where music retailers come