• Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds available

    Rick Cornish's book of bluegrass-themed cartoons, Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds, is now available for sale. It contains 160 pages of clever illustrations sure to delight lovers and pickers of the music Bill Monroe left us. Long a fixture on the

  • 2017 Bluegrass Ramble artists announced by IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their invited showcase acts for the Bluegrass Ramble at their 2017 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. These artists are chosen through a highly competitive process, with only 30 selected from more than

  • Gallery Of Iconic Guitars at Belmont

    Belmont University in Nashville is the recipient of a large treasure trove of vintage instruments, bequeathed to them by the estate of the late Steven Kern Shaw. The collection includes close to 500 guitars and mandolins, among them specimens of

  • IBMA pens open letter to US Government

    The International Bluegrass Music Association, through its Executive Director Paul Schiminger, has published an open letter to President Trump and the US Congress concerning plans to reduce or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National

  • Melody Walker, Molly Tuttle offer Bigger Than This

    Sometimes when two songwriters get together to collaborate, the result is more than anyone expected. That was the case recently when Melody Walker and Molly Tuttle, both recent Nashville transplants from California and both award-winning writers and artists, sat down

  • Gravity video from The Infamous Stringdusters

    Compass Records has released a music video for the quasi-title track from The Infamous Stringdusters' latest album, Laws Of Gravity. It's a narrative video that represents the story of the song, Gravity, written by bassist Travis Book and his extra-talented wife,

  • Pick that Rubab solid, brother

    We just got a note from The Henhouse Prowlers, who are doing a US State Department tour in Pakistan. They have become unofficial musical ambassadors for the USA, touring repeatedly in parts of the world where few Americans visit, sharing

  • IBMA ballot reboot, restarts on Tuesday

    First round balloting for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which was to have begun last week, has been stopped with a new ballot being prepared for voting members today. While there was no error in the existing ballot, some members

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