• Henhouse Prowlers lose gear to theft

    Chicago neo-traditional ‘grass band The Henhouse Prowlers has run into some very bad luck indeed. While in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday night, March 26th, the band’s van was broken into and much of their road gear, including instruments, sound equipment

  • Happy ending for a missing bass

    Ever since this site was launched, back in the days of The Bluegrass Blog, we have highlighted the theft of musical instruments whenever they come to our attention. Having a beloved instrument stolen is among the most personal violations a picker

  • Great news: stolen banjo recovered

    Here's a heartwarming story for a lovely Spring day, sent by our friends at Nechville Musical Products. Trout Fishing In America is the name used by children's entertainers Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood for their duo show, an odd choice for

  • Marksmen victimized at Myrtle Beach

    The Marksmen Quartet of Murrayville, Georgia, were the victims of thieves who stole their white Ford travel van, white enclosed Country Boy trailer and all their instruments, costumes and equipment while taking an overnight stay on November 25 at the

  • Stolen mandolin alert

    Ted Silverman has informed us that his A. Lawrence Smart F Mandolin was stolen this past weekend from the Bluegrassin' In The Foothills Festival in Plymouth, CA. It was in a white Calton case with a green lining, and has serial

  • Stolen mandolin alert

    Matt Flake of Monroeville was the victim of a home robbery over the weekend. His 1989 Gibson F5-L mandolin was among the items stolen. This mandolin has a Fishman pickup, abalone inlay, abalone dots in the neck, and is signed on