• Best of Bluegrass 2014 

    Stringing along with the seasonal greetings and almost before the first slice of turkey is eaten are the ‘best ofs’ chosen for various music publications by writers who have their fingers on the pulse. For PopMatters, an enthusiastic Steve Leftridge rates

  • IBMA Google group shuts down

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has operated a discussion group for many years, allowing members to converse openly about concerns and issues that are germane to the organization. It started out as an email listserv when that was the reigning technology,

  • Saying goodbye to Engine 145

    This month we're saying goodbye to one of the most popular roots music sites on the Internet. Engine 145, managed by Juli Thanki in Washington, DC, will shut down on December 8. Juli has taken a job as a country music writer

  • Lonesome Road Review looking for writers

    Many readers will recall the work of Aaron Keith Harris, who wrote a number of articles for us during the early days of Bluegrass Today's existence. Aaron is a thoughtful writer who has contributed to other publications on both music and libertarian

  • Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

    Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety

  • Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

    This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their

  • Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

    Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with

  • Check out forums at Bluegrass Today

    We are finally ready to invite everyone to enjoy our newly-redesigned discussion forums here at Bluegrass Today. The busy bees in our IT department, Eric Tapp and Rich Larusso, have worked very hard to create an intuitive interface and a