• Matt Umanov Guitars closing in December

    Matt Umanov Guitars, a fixture in New York's Greenwich Village for 35 years, has announced the imminent closing of their shop on Manhattan's Bleecker Street. Their last day of operation is set for December 3, after 48 years in business.

  • Welcome Aiden Miles Cherryholmes

    Skip and Stephanie Cherryholmes are celebrating yesterday's birth of their first child, Aiden Miles Cherryholmes. Both mom and dad are bluegrass folks. Skip grew up as a member of the Cherryholmes Band, and now plays guitar with Sideline. Steph grew up

  • Ernie Thacker support fund launched

    Since our story on Monday about bluegrass singer Ernie Thacker facing the amputation of his legs due to ongoing complications from his tragic auto accident in 2006, we have heard numerous questions about how friends and fans can offer financial

  • Booie Beach hospitalized in Florida

    Life is often filled with stories about how things don't turn out the way you had planned. Promising futures derailed by tragedy, and dreadful setbacks resolved by stunning recoveries are both part of fate. And the life of Leon "Booie"

  • Stolen instrument alert…

    The folks at Deering Banjo Company have asked the bluegrass community to keep an eye out for three Deering banjos that were stolen while the Deerings were in Minneapolis, MN. They had just finished presenting some workshops to dealers in

  • More bluegrass Halloween fun

    Danny Clark's 2017 Bluegrass Halloween party at the Bluegrass Bus Museum We did turn up a number of additional Halloween photos with a bluegrass theme, and even a couple of videos. Most of them came from Danny "Hootenanny" Clark, and his Halloween

  • On This Day #51 – Reno & Harrell 1967

    On this day … On November 2, 1967, Don Reno and Bill Harrell and The Tennessee Cut-Ups recorded two bluegrass Gospel tracks, Stepping Stone to Glory and I’m Just a Little Old Fashioned that were released as a single, King 45-6150. The