• Nechville introduces the Aries Banjo

    Nechville Banjos has announced its newest model, the Aries Heli-Mount model. Design-wise, the company sorts of works both ends against the middle. They make some of the most exotic, futuristic banjos in the world - especially in their electric line -

  • Welcome Call Slaughter!

    Another Bluegrass Boy enters the world! Call Manley Slaughter was born this afternoon at 2:03 p.m. to Heather and Shannon Slaughter. Both mom and dad are bluegrass artists, though Heather has pulled back from touring since starting their family. Call is

  • Buddy Merriam health update

    We are delighted to report that Buddy Merriam has come successfully through his surgery of yesterday (October 16, 2017). Kathy DeVine, guitarist with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, gives today’s news and praises his medical team for all their efforts so

  • Congratulations Dale and Kelle!

    This past Saturday, October 14, veteran bluegrass musician Dale Perry and Kelle LaShelle Daggett were married in Dunlap, TN. The wedding was held in the Dunlap Coke Ovens park north of Chattanooga, and attended by their family and friends, including lots

  • Buddy Merriam to undergo surgery

    Noted bluegrass mandolin artist, bandleader, and radio host Buddy Merriam will be having quadruple heart bypass surgery today (October 16, 2017). Surgery will take place at the Stony Brook Medical Center, (currently known as Stony Brook University Hospital), in Stony Brook,

  • Jesse McReynolds home from hospital

    Jesse McReynolds, mandolin legend and one half of the iconic bluegrass duo, Jim & Jesse, is home from the hospital after three weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. He had been rushed to the emergency room on September

  • Mike Drudge to Rainmaker Management

    After 26 years operating his own agency, Class Act Entertainment, Mike Drudge has announced that he is moving his booking and management services to Rainmaker Music Management. There he will assist in managing the careers of existing clients in the

  • Bob Perilla recuperating in rehab

    Veteran DC bluegrass bandleader Bob Perilla is recovering from injuries received when his motorcycle toppled over on top of him recently. Bob is currently recuperating at a rehab center near Marriottsville, MD. He had been hospitalized following the accident, but checked

  • Ferrell Stowe and Red Line Resophonics

    Ferrell Stowe has been a hero in the resophonic guitar community for some time. Top current players credit him as an influence, and his long list of credits as both a sideman and a solo recording artist have added mightily