• Merry Christmas from Mountain Heart

    It's that time of year in the bluegrass world... Touring acts are finishing their live shows for the year and looking forward to spending time with their families. In the case of Mountain Heart, it's also silly season, as evidenced by

  • Gene Lowinger photo gallery online

    In September we drew attention to the excellent new book, I Hear A Voice Calling: A Bluegrass Memoir, written and illustrated by Gene Lowinger and published by the University of Illinois Press. In the book, Lowinger recounts his life in

  • Rounder Records profiled on Kickin’ Canadian Grass

    Terry Poirier, host of Kickin' Canadian Grass on WorldWideBluegrass.com, will be airing a special Rounder Records 40th Anniversary episode on Monday evening (12/14). He'll feature plenty of music from Rounder's catalog, plus an interview with Ken Irwin, one of the founders

  • Pop Matters – The Best Bluegrass of 2009

    Pop Matters, an online journal concerning all manner of popular culture, is out with their list of The Best Bluegrass of 2009. Compiled by Steve Leftridge and Juli Thanki - both freelance writers on country, roots and Americana music -

  • Valerie Smith at IBMM, live on RBI

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike will be performing tonight (1/10) at The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. This holiday event is a museum fundraiser with limited seating, but it will be broadcast live online at Radio Bluegrass International,

  • Punch Brothers on PHC

    Punch Brothers will be a featured guest on this weekend's (12/5) edition of A Prairie Home Companion, airing on PBS-affiliated radio stations across the US. The show will originate from The Town Hall in New York City, broadcasting live on Saturday

  • Junior speaks

    Junior Sisk is not known as the most talkative artist in bluegrass music, but he did record a podcast interview last week for Roanoke.com, the online home of my hometown newspaper, The Roanoke Times. Junior had a show nearby and spoke

  • Sarah Jarosz in The Boston Globe

    Sunday's edition of The Boston Globe carried a feature on now hometown girl, Sarah Jarosz, who moved from her native home in Texas to Beantown to study at The New England Conservatory of Music. Entitled The freshman, the general tenor of

  • Great online radio options

    There are a number of great opportunities today/tomorrow to check out live music and interviews via online radio. This morning (11/13), Buddy Woodward of Dixie Bee-Liners will be with Carol Beaugard on WFDU. They will talk about the new Bee-Liners CD,