• Brad Pitt a mandolin player?

    This one probably should have been filed under celebrity gossip or something, but we don't have a category for that. Anyway, according to the PR Inside website, Brad Pitt is learning to play the mandolin. And not for a role

  • 1987 Hot Rize DVD now available

    The Hot Rize concert DVD we mentioned a few weeks ago has been released, and can be ordered now from the Hot Rize web site. It features a concert performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Lousiville, KY from

  • Dolly Parton acoustic compilation set

    Sugar Hill is set to release an interesting 4-disc set from Dolly Parton on October 10. The box set will consist of three audio CDs and a DVD, and will be distributed as Dolly Parton, The Acoustic Collection 1999-2002. The set

  • Hot Rize DVD coming soon

    Great news for Hot Rize fans. Pete Wernick has announced that a DVD will soon be available featuring a concert originally filmed in 1987. Both the original Hot Rize band (Pete on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin, Charles Sawtelle

  • Violin Shop Concerts, Vol II

    We also heard last week from Fred Carpenter, who runs The Violin Shop in Nashville. He shared some of his plans for IBMA week later this month, which will include their participation during the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest (9/28-29), and

  • Van Heffer Video on youtube.com

    We've told you in the past about our friend Wichita Rutherford and the band he plays in, Van Heffer. As you may recall Wichita podcasted the entire video in 5 minute episodes earlier this year. Now it seems that somebody

  • IIIrd Tyme Out, Live at the Mac III

    The third live release from IIIrd Tyme Out, Round III At The Mac, should be available soon from the band at live shows, or from their online store. As we reported late last year, this performance was recorded at the Mountain

  • Carpenter Violin Shop Concerts on DVD

    Fiddlers, and fans of fiddle music in the Nashville area, have made a point to catch the occasional concerts held at The Violin Shop on Old Hickory Boulevard. The shows are always intimate, performed with no amplification in a 60