• Deering adds three new banjo string sets

    Deering Banjo Company has added three new gauges to its offerings for banjo players, along with redesigned packaging for the entire line. This brings the total to seven different sets for five string banjoists, plus one for six string, two

  • Welcome Elnora Shilling!

    Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart, and his wife, Aleah, are celebrating the birth last Saturday of their second daughter. Elnora Dove Shilling was born just after midnight on April 28, surprising her parents by coming four weeks early. She only weighed

  • Gibson Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

    Gibson Brands, makers of legendary guitars, mandolins, banjos and other instruments, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, a move designed to keep the company afloat while it tries to fix its finances. The Nashville-based company, founded in 1894, will refocus on its

  • Congratulations Terry and LuAnn

    This past weekend, Terry Smith, bass player with The Grascals, was wed to LuAnn Adams in a private ceremony in Murfreesboro, TN. Both are long time grassers, but from opposite sides of the stage. Terry has performed in the bluegrass world

  • Molly Tuttle and her Thompson guitar

    Molly Tuttle is the latest bluegrass artist to tie her horse to the Preston Thompson wagon, taking delivery recently of a new Thompson D-BA custom sunburst guitar at her home in Nashville. She posted a video sharing her excitement when it

  • East Of Monroe back on native sod

    East Of Monroe, a bluegrass band based in Maryland and northern Virginia, has been on tour in Ireland. They have promised to send along something of a travelogue of their experiences, and here is the final installment. Hello from back in