• Jesse McReynolds home after latest hospital stay

    Jesse McReynolds returning home from the hospital (11/29/18) Bluegrass mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is home again after yet another brief hospital stay. He has been forced to endure several such visits over the past 14 months, dealing with infections that resulted

  • Farida Guitars now available in the US

    Farida Guitars, a popular brand in the UK and a number of Asian nations, is coming to America with a line of four slope-shoulder dreadnoughts, and a pair of 00-sized guitars. Sidestreet Distributing in Lansing, MI will be the exclusive

  • Banjo straps from Banjolit

    Our Slovak friends with Banjolit have introduced a new line of banjo straps which they will ship anywhere in the world. These are ultra-high quality, handmade straps made from the finest soft leather for comfort and durability. The three styles on

  • Herschel Sizemore recovering well at home

    Herschel Sizemore, a true hero in the bluegrass mandolin world, is back home after a brief hospitalization last week. He had been in hospital to have a pacemaker installed to help regulate his heartbeat. The Sizemore family says that he already

  • The Mighty Cord hits the big 7-0

    This report on Larry Cordle's surprise 70th birthday party comes courtesy of Sandy Hartley. On Monday night before one of his weekly gigs at the world famous Station Inn in Nashville, Larry Cordle was treated to a surprise 70th birthday party

  • Happy Anniversary, Del McCoury

    Gina Keltner with the Opry presents Del McCoury with a 15th Anniversary print - photo by Chris Hollo Last Saturday when The Del McCoury Band performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Del was surprised between shows with a special 15th Anniversary