• Father Of Bluegrass Music on DVD

    Some of our readers may have seen a video documentary on Bill Monroe in the mid 1990s called Bill Monroe - Father Of Bluegrass Music. It aired on several PBS affiliate stations and The Nashville Network (TNN), and was briefly

  • J.D. Crowe film premiers 8/28

    The recently completed film about banjo ace J.D. Crowe is to have its first showing shortly at the J.D. Crowe Bluegrass Festival on Thursday night, 28 August. The film entitled A Kentucky Treasure: The J.D. Crowe Story, has been produced by

  • Sparrow Quartet to open Woodstock Film Festival

    The Sparrow Quartet will be kicking off this year's Woodstock Film Festival with a concert. The concert will take place at the Bearsville Theater west of downtown Woodstock, on October 1, 2008. The Sparrow Quartet is lead by Abigail Washburn and

  • Moneyland video contest

    We've posted several times previously concerning the latest offering from McCoury Music. The CD Moneyland, is a collection of songs previously released by various artists, along with 4 new songs, and a couple of newly recorded versions of old songs. The

  • Love Guru with a banjo

    From time to time the banjo makes an appearance in a movie. Opening this Friday, June 20, 2008, The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers, is the latest movie to contain a scene with some bluegrass music and a banjo present. The

  • Sierra Hull on the set

    How many of us would look favorably on the notion of returning to high school after having reached adulthood. Not many, I would guess. For most of us, our teen aged years were busy, confusing and often highly-stressful times. For one

  • Modern Parables with a bluegrass soundtrack

    If you've ever read the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life, you've run across these stories he would tell called parables. They are stories meant to teach a lesson. Sometimes modern day readers might find difficulty connecting with the cultural context of

  • Lionsgate Music Signs the Infamous Stringdusters

    For The Infamous Stringdusters, things just couldn't get much better. The band's debut CD, Fork In The Road, was very well received, as have been their live performances. The band walked away from IBMA's 2007 award show with three awards.

  • Sierra Hull spreads her wings

    Sierra Hull, the prodigious young singer and mandolin player, who has a debut Rounder album, Secrets, set for release on May 6, has landed a part in the film about Billy Graham's early life, currently being shot on location in

  • Bela Fleck film wins fan choice award

    Earlier this month, Bela Fleck's documentary film, Throw Down Your Heart, was premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, TX. SXSW is a 5 day festival that is a combination of trade show and festival for