• Kevin Richardson retires from performing

    Kevin Richardson has spent most of his adult life as a bluegrass performer. Whether fronting his own group or assisting established artists on stage, he's spent his career playing the music he loves as a guitarist and a singer. His

  • Bob Shue passes

    Bob Shue, popular North Carolina luthier and instrument repairman, has died. He was 81 years old when he passed on February 1. Known in later years primarily for his hand made mandolins, Bob had also been a performer as a younger

  • Go see J.D. Crowe’s Banger at IBMM

    One of the most famous instruments in the history of bluegrass music is, arguably, the “Banger,” the 1929 Gibson Mastertone played by J.D Crowe on everything from classic Jimmy Martin numbers to the seminal Rounder 0044. A quick Google search

  • 2017 SPBGMA Award winners

    As the 2017 SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville comes to a close in Nashville, the organization hands out their annual awards, voted on by the attendees at the weekend festival at the Music City Sheraton. And the winners are: Bluegrass Promoter

  • Mashtag wins the 2017 SPBGMA Band competition

    The results are in for the 2017 SPBGMA International Band Championship. Top finishers have often gone on to success in the professional realm. The annual competition attracts the very best young bluegrass bands from all over the US, who go head-to-head

  • On This Day #49 – Charlie Moore

    On this Day … On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters for four of Charlie Moore’s religious recordings that were later released on the EP SEP-103. The songs involved were No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul of Mine); Over

  • Danny Jones passes

    Danny Jones, a founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance, who was briefly a Blue Grass Boy in the summer of 1971, and a member of the Roland White band, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He had been battling the