• The Great North Strum

    A lot of readers were touched by the story of banjo teacher Patrick Costello regaining his hearing with an implant that transmits sound directly to the cochlea via bone conduction. After reading the story earlier this month, Mark Davies contacted

  • Ricky Skaggs solo stream on iLike

    The folks at Skaggs Family Records have created a free streaming site on iLike for the upcoming Ricky Skaggs CD, Solo - Songs My Dad Loved. You can listen to all 13 tracks in full on iLike until the release date

  • Sierra Hull on Blue Plate Special

    Young mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull has started classes at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but is still touring with her band, Highway 111. She is adapting to having to fly to make the dates, but mixing school work

  • Farewell to the Father

    Bluegrass fans worldwide recall today's date (September 9) as the anniversary of Bill Monroe's passing in 1996. Just four days hence, we celebrate his birthdate in 1911. WAMU's Bluegrass Country has a week full of special programming to remember the Father

  • Born Into Bluegrass radio premiere 8/29

    The upcoming Mountain Roads Recordings CD, Born Into Bluegrass - The Songs of Cullen Galyean, will be premiered tonight (8/29) on WBRF FM 98.1 in Galax, VA. The album celebrates the contributions of Galyean, a legendary performer from western North Carolina

  • Great audio from Mountain Stage

    Audio from the most recent edition of Mountain Stage, featuring music from Jerry Douglas and Jayme Stone can be found at NPR.org. Douglas performs a set of music from his latest CD, Glide, along with his band: Luke Bulla on fiddle,

  • Flamekeeper on Bluegrass Country

    Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be featured on this morning's (9/24) edition of Katy Daley's show on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. The guys stopped by the WAMU studios in Washington DC on their way to perform at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this

  • Several great radio options for Saturday

    Here are three chances to catch some live bluegrass - and a live interview - via online radio Saturday (8/15). Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be featured in a special Saturday afternoon edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX. This is

  • Tut Taylor piece at SSPS

    Sarah Hagerman has a a great interview with Tut Taylor up on the Steam Powered Preservation Society web site. Entitled Snapshots, Tapes and Broken Strings, the article includes a career overview of the noted resonator guitarist who has performed and recorded

  • Doyle, Lovell Sisters on Mountain Stage

    National Public Radio has posted the audio online from the recent Mountain Stage performances by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Lovell Sisters. They both appeared on the show earlier this month, along with Steve Earle, Sara Watkins and King