• Paperback Writer from Lil Smokies

    Ever since I was a teenager in the early '70s, I have been convinced that Paperback Writer from The Beatles would make an excellent bluegrass number. It had been a #1 hit for the band in 1966, and its beat

  • PaperDolls Band says Merry Christmas

    The Walker sisters have been changing perceptions about bluegrass music for more than 10 years now. Four talented young women with an original take on Appalachian string music, they first mixed their bluegrass skills with pop music standards as Redhead

  • The Hillbenders – The Hillbenders

    When you’ve soared to a high peak, topping that triumph can be a challenge in itself. In the case of the Hillbenders, a band that turned both rock and bluegrass on their respective ears with an otherwise unimaginable take on

  • Scott Slay & The Rail to Wilson Pickins

    Denver's Scott Slay has signed on with Wilson Pickins for publicity and booking services. This bluegrass and Americana artist and his band, The Rail, have a debut album set for release in the Spring of 2019. The record will feature 13

  • California Report – Phil Salazar

    Phil Salazar (on fiddle), with Phil Salazar & The Kin Folk This month we are thrilled to chat with Southern California bluegrass legend musician and instructor, Phil Salazar. Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk have been playing their unique mix of

  • 61st annual Grammy Award nominations are out

    The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have been announced. And we know that, despite all the glitz and glamor of the star-studded cast of nominees, what you really care about is the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category. And the nominees

  • Banjo Babes 2019 calendar and CD

    The Banjo Babes are back, as we're sure you knew they would be, with a new calendar for 2019 and an accompanying audio CD full of new music by the women of the banjo. Each year since 2014, Erin Inglish has