• Welcome Charlotte Dauphinais!

    Another bluegrass baby! Nick Dauphinais, guitarist with the Larry Stephenson Band, and his wife Maegan, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Charlotte Anne Dauphinais came into the world on June 6 at 10:23 a.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs, 10

  • Stacy Phillips dies following heart attack

    UPDATE 6/6: Stacy passed away yesterday evening, shortly after this story was posted. He had been in an induced coma since Sunday when he was brought to the hospital. After doctors informed his family that his brain had been without oxygen

  • Help requested for Mark and Eileen Schatz

    Bluegrass fans are well familiar with Mark Schatz. He has played bass with some of our music's brightest lights, from Tony Rice and Doc Watson to Claire Lynch and Nickel Creek. His collaborations with Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck are

  • Kody Norris and Mary Rachel Nalley to wed

    Kody Norris, fearless leader and guitarist/vocalist with The Kody Norris Show has hired his fiddle player, Mary Rachel Nalley, on for a lifetime gig. The dynamic entertainer used the occasion of a recent performance before a hometown crowd at the Heritage Hall

  • Jens Kruger back in action

    The Kruger Brothers at the May 2018 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photo by Frank Baker After six weeks off, three surgeries and two hospital stays, banjo stylist Jens Kruger is back on the road with the Kruger Brothers. Their day-night doubleheader of

  • Roland White honored in Nashville

    Dave Pomeroy, Jeff Syracuse, Roland White, Paul Schiminger, and Diane Bouska at the Metropolitan Council Roland White was honored this week by the Metropolitan Council, the governing authority of the greater metro region of Nashville and Davidson County, TN. He was

  • Deering introduces Rustic Wreath banjo

    Deering has introduced a new model in its Golden Series line called the Rustic Wreath, designed to capture some of the vintage appeal of older instruments in an economy-minded banjo. All of their Golden Series banjos are styled like the old

  • And To Think That I Saw It At Bean Blossom

    I wanted to begin this week by answering some concerns raised in the comments section and elsewhere about some of the contents of my columns, whether it be alleged pinball sexism, or alleged lack of respect for traditional bluegrass lyrics.

  • Congratulations Gaven and Marissa!

    When Blue Highway announced yesterday that Justin Moses was joining the band on reso-guitar, a great many folks wondered, "What is up with Gaven?" Gaven Largent had been playing with the band since late in 2015, and most everyone thought he

  • Peter Rowan in Europe with Red Wine

    Legendary singer/songwriter Peter Rowan and Italian bluegrass band Red Wine have linked up to play some prestigious dates in Europe this month. This working relationship goes back about 20 years as Red Wine’s banjo player Silvio Ferretti recollects …… "First time we