• Jimmy Jam to be broadcast live online

    We've written several times this year about Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and noted Nashville producer and session player, and his harrowing brush with dengue hemorrhagic fever in March. Fortunately for all concerned, Jim pulled through after his condition was

  • Bluegrass in the Mad Scientist Journal

    Here's something you don't see every day... The Spring 2013 edition of the Mad Scientist Journal, an ezine of sci-fi, horror, and humorous stories, contains an entry that combines the themes of bluegrass and alien visitation. Chuck the Alien, written by

  • Forums at Bluegrass Today

    I can be something of a language bore, and it simply offends my sensibilities to type the word "forums." I can hear my dearly departed mother, a life-long English teacher, correcting my usage: "The plural of forum is fora!" But this

  • Stop Press – Good Ol’ Persons reunion

    Good Ol' Persons are staging a reunion tonight, Wednesday April 3, at the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. The line-up for this reunion is Kathy Kallick (guitar), John Reischman (mandolin), Sally Van Meter (resophonic guitar), and Trisha Gagnon (bass). The quartet

  • Major milestone for Banjo NewsLetter

    Banjo NewsLetter, published by the Nitchie family in Maryland since 1973, is now publishing online starting with the current April 2013 issue. They will continue to offer a print edition, mailed out just as it has been for 40 years,

  • Announcing Directories at Bluegrass Today

    Bluegrass Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new component of our site, a Bluegrass Business Directory. It functions much like our Events Directory, only the listings are not date sensitive, and they remain on the site indefinitely. Here

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee

    This evening (2/12), the Berklee College of Music in Boston will host its 7th annual Mandolin Mashup. It was created by the late John McGann when he joined the faculty at Berklee in 2006, to highlight his most promising students. The

  • Hammer Down premieres at Pop Matters

    The Steeldrivers' upcoming Rounder album, Hammer Down, is being offered as a live stream through the mega pop culture site, PopMatters. There you can not only hear the entire project in its entirely, you can read an interview with the band

  • Ralph Stanley in Garden & Gun

    Ralph Stanley - the Good Doctor, the Dean of Mountain Music, and one of the few survivors from the earliest days of bluegrass music - is the subject of a feature in the current (January/February) edition of Garden & Gun

  • 12 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Band Website

    Our friends at Bandzoogle have created a free, downloadable, 30 page ebook designed to help independent bands spruce up their web sites and make them more effective. It's titled 12 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Band Website, and includes very simple tips