• An Opry memory from Bobby Osborne

    Over the weekend, Bobby Osborne posted some memories of the Grand Ole Opry, recalling the day that the Opry officially moved from the Ryman Auditorium downtown to the new Opry House northeast of town. Along the way, he shares what

  • How To Write A Banjo Concerto – Béla Fleck

    During 2011 while Béla Fleck was writing his banjo concerto, The Imposter, he was closely tailed by filmmaker Sascha Paladino to capture the process. Entering the realm of the symphony orchestra was something completely new for Fleck, who doesn't read music,

  • Generation Bluegrass Volume 2 trailer

    Generation Bluegrass, a film made about and by young bluegrass musicians, was released in September of 2012. Corey Smith, guitarist with Ash Breeze, was the impetus behind the project, using the money he made working on his family's farm to

  • Banjo Romantika screenings next week

    The Down Home in Johnson City, TN will be hosting a pre-release screening of a new project from a pair of ETSU faculty members, along with a concert by Czech bluegrass band, Druha Trava on Monday (9/23). The film is Banjo Romantika

  • Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

    Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in

  • Two new projects from Nothin’ Fancy

    Perennial festival favorites Nothin' Fancy have both a live performance DVD and a greatest hits CD to offer their fans this Summer, as they approach their 20th anniversary in 2014. Most Requested, Volume 1 contains 18 tracks from the band's first