• 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

  • Brad Davis signature Alvarez guitar coming soon

    Texas flatpicker, songwriter, producer, and super sideman Brad Davis will soon see his own signature instrument produced by Alvarez Guitars. The company, based in St Louis, MO, builds both professional and student model guitars and markets them through a worldwide network

  • Jesse McReynolds update

    Jesse McReynolds with his therapist at Sumner Regional Medical Center - photo by Joy McReynolds We caught up this afternoon with Joy McReynolds to check on the status of her husband, Jesse. The mandolin legend was hospitalized in Nashville on September

  • Good news from Jesse McReynolds

    We received this note today from Joy McReynolds, wife of bluegrass mandolin legend Jesse McReynolds. He was hospitalized on Wednesday suffering from severe abdominal pain, where doctors performed surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. The surgery is said to have gone

  • Billy Droze celebrates #1 in Nashville

    Billy Droze has had a good run this summer on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart. Two songs from his debut bluegrass album, To Whom It May Concern, spent time at #1, Kentucky Blue and It Gets Better With Time. His

  • Deering introduces low tuned Julia Belle banjo

    Alison Brown with her Deering Julia Belle banjo In collaboration with award-winning banjo picker Alison Brown, and inspired by the music and art of the late John Hartford, Deering Banjos has announced the debut of their latest model. The Julia Belle, named