• Bluegrass Stage Performance Guide

    Kansan Mark A. Johnson has done a great service for the bluegrass profession with his new digital publication, Stage Performance Guide For Your Bluegrass Band. Throughout this 60 page e-book, Johnson discusses the art of performance, as opposed to simply playing

  • Kyle Creed banjo book from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay has published a book of transcriptions and arrangements based on the playing of influential old time banjo picker Kyle Creed. It was compiled by two of today's clawhammer masters, Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson, who take a complementary,

  • Free Christmas music from People Magazine

    People Magazine has once again published a Country Special Issue for the year end, including a playlist of free music through the iTunes music store. This year, bluegrass luminaries Dailey & Vincent are included, with the musical holiday offering of

  • If Trouble Don’t Kill Me

    Along with the Ralph Stanley autobiography and the Tony Rice book, another bluegrass-related tome worthy of your attention as you consider Christmas gift lists is If Trouble Don't Kill Me by Ralph Berrier. The book tells the story of the

  • MusicLine by Stephanie P. Ledgin

    Bluegrass lover and music journalist Stephanie P. Ledgin has just announced a new service called MusicLine. In today's fast-paced world, Ledgin saw a problem and developed a solution. The problem is that music publications are overloaded with new products (recordings,

  • Alison Brown in American Songwriter

    American Songwriter has a nice interview with banjo maven and Compass Records President Alison Brown, on the occasion of her DVD release, Live At Blair. This is a concert with her quartet, along with multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven. The quartet is consists

  • Keller Williams – Kids

    Jamgrass favorite Keller Williams is showing a new side of his musical self on his next CD, Kids, due October 26. No... the music isn't goat-related, despite the cover image. Kids features music for the under-10 set - songs for children,

  • Another one bites the dust

    The European Bluegrass Blog is reporting that Dutch bluegrass magazine Strictly County will cease publication in February 2011 after 40 years in print. The magazine has been shepherded this past four decades by Rienk Janssen, who will retire after issue