• Deep End video from Steep Canyon Rangers

    Steep Canyon Rangers have released another new single from their upcoming Darrell Scott-produced album, Morning Shift. For most fans, this will serve as their first listen to newest member Aaron Burnett singing with the Steeps, unless you have caught them

  • 2023 IBMA Industry and Momentum Awards nominees

    This morning the International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for their 2023 Industry and Momentum Awards. Both these nominees and the ultimate winners are chosen by select committees of IBMA members chosen for this purpose, in a multi-stage process

  • Banjo legend Roger Sprung passes

    Roger Sprung, the innovative five-string banjo player, popular instructor and successful instrument dealer, widely recognized as "the Godfather of Progressive Bluegrass," and a pioneer of newgrass, passed away in Newtown, Connecticut, where he had made his home for many years.

  • Happy 90th birthday to Bobby Hicks

    Today (July 21), bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Bobby Hicks turns 90 years old. Last night, a birthday bash/jam was held in his honor at Zuma Coffee & Provisions in Marshall, NC, near his western North Carolina home. An overflowing crowd which

  • Paul Prestopino passes

    Paul Prestopino, a renowned multi-instrument sideman and recording engineer, with long experience in bluegrass, old-time, folk, and contra dance musics, passed away peacefully at his home in Roosevelt, NJ, on July 16, 2023. He was 84. One of two sons of