Tom Mindte and Tom Jarboe join the jam at Tom Mindte's Pickin' Party (10/6/18) - photo by Jeromie Stephens Each year Tom Mindte, who runs Patuxent Records in Maryland, hosts a weekend-long pickin' party with his friends, Rodger Nelson and Steve Benedik.
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Congratulations Jacob and Caroline Harbour!
Long time readers will remember a fun story from last December about a wedding proposal at a Steep Canyon Rangers concert in Roanoke, VA. Jacob Harbour, bass player with Rich In Tradition, had convinced the Steeps to let him come
ClawJammer picks go both ways on banjo
Another trend we noticed at the World of Bluegrass, especially with IBMA expanding the boundaries of what they promote as bluegrass, is banjo players who feature both finger style and clawhammer picking in the same set. There were a number
Martin introduces Authentic Acoustic strings
During last week's World of Bluegrass convention, the Martin guitar company introduced a new and improved line of guitar strings which they have branded as Authentic Acoustic. Martin had a major presence in the trade show exhibit hall, the first
Bluegrass Beyond Borders: Sweden’s Blue Mountain Boys assert their authenticity
Sweden may be one of the last places on the planet where one might expect to find an active bluegrass band, complete with the suits, savvy, and style that easily ensures authenticity. So credit the Blue Mountain Boys for staying
Jesse McReynolds recuperating at home after hospital stay
Jesse McReynolds gives a thumbs up while checking Facebook from the hospital - photo by Joy McReynolds Bluegrass mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is resting at home after having to spend several days last week at the hospital. His wife, Joy, says
Congratulations Justin and Morgan!
On Saturday, September 8, Justin Harrison, who plays mandolin and fiddle with Nu-Blu, was wed to Morgan Alexis Loreále Rice. The ceremony was held at the Yankee Hall Plantation in Greenville, NC and was attended by family and friends of the
Medical fund established for James Schlender
A medical fund has been established for the benefit of James Schlender, who bluegrass fans know as the fiddler with Songs From The Road Band. James had to undergo valve replacement surgery today to repair a leak in his heart, resulting from
The restoration of Scotty Stoneman’s fiddle
Adam Haynes' Scotty Stoneman fiddle, after restoration was completed - photo by RJ Storm Some of the most popular articles we have published in recent years have been about older instruments and the bluegrass artists who have owned them. With a
Congratulations Lauren and Scott!
Scott Napier and Lauren Price - photo by Megan Sweeting Over the Labor Day weekend, there was a beautiful bluegrass wedding in Kentucky. Lauren Price, the mandolin playing half of The Price Sisters, was married to Scott Napier, mandolinist with Lost and