• Beard introduces Josh Swift model reso-guitar

    Beard Guitars in Maryland has introduced its latest signature model, for Josh Swift, reso-guitarist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. And yes... it's a purple guitar. Josh designed the Josh Swift Signature model with Paul Beard and, over the course of three

  • Raymond Fairchild transfered to ICU

    Raymond Fairchild's family has posted an update on his medical condition following last week's accident, where he was injured when his lawn mower turned over on a hillside while he was riding it. He was transferred on Thursday night to the

  • Bill Clifton health update

    On June 1, (2017), we reported that Bill Clifton had been hospitalized for abdominal surgery. His recovery and subsequent release to return home was short-lived, as by June 10 he had to return to hospital, due to problems with his heart-rate.

  • Tommy Long continues to improve

    We just received this very encouraging report from Tommy Long, guitarist and vocalist with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, about his progress healing from treatment for throat cancer. He has been on a medical leave of absence from the band

  • Introducing Glider – The Rolling Capo

    Greg Bennett with Fine Musical Products in Nashville has introduced a new capo designed to roll easily along the neck for simple key changes - even while playing. Called Glider, this device will store behind the nut like most bluegrass guitarists

  • StewMac introduces new String Cleaner

    Stewart MacDonald has introduced a new string cleaning tool that should be very helpful for bluegrass players wanting to prolong string life on their instruments. The act of fingering the strings transfers oil from your hands onto the strings, which