• Bluegrass vs. old time

    When I was first learning to play bluegrass music back in the 1970s, I spent as much time around old time players as I did 'grassers. Though I never learned to play it in an authentic style, I have always

  • Bluegrass Top 40 for 2008

    The end of each year inevitably brings a plethora of countdowns and "best of" events in both television and radio. And bluegrass music is no different... Lee Michael Demsey has compiled his Top 40 Bluegrass Songs of 2008, which he will disclose

  • Curly Seckler on radio

    Fans of bluegrass veteran Curly Seckler will be able to enjoy two radio programs in which he is featured during the holiday period. On Friday, December 26 Seckler discusses his career with host Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio's

  • Grascals add girl power

    In a story entitled The Grascals add girl power to their lineup, journalist Derek Halsey, writing for the Huntington, West Virginia Herald-Dispatch, previewed a recent Grascals show, the eighth featuring the band with recent banjo recruit, Kristin Scott Benson. Benson spoke

  • Rhonda Vincent studio cybercast

    Rhonda Vincent has invited all of her fans into the studio with her this morning (12/18) as she and her newly revised band work on their next CD release. They have set up a video camera and will be cybercasting

  • Bluegrass Now Ceases Publication

    We have learned that Bluegrass Now will cease publication with the December edition. The state of the economy has had a considerable effect on the music business and Bluegrass Now had already felt the impact earlier, when it was decided that

  • More bluegrass radio for 12/12

    Here are two other special bluegrass shows being cybercast online today. Blue Plate Special on WDVX has live sets from banjo picker extraordinaire Danny Barnes, and fiddler/vocalist Barbara Lamb. The show airs at noon in the Knoxville market at 102.9 FM,

  • Ron Block on WFDU

    Ron Block will be the featured guest on Friday's (12/12) edition of Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU-FM. He will join host Carol Beaugard from 11:00 a.m. until noon to talk about his new AcuTab banjo instructional DVD, A Fresh Look At

  • Old Crows on World Cafe

    Audio from the Old Crow Medicine Show visit to NPR's World Cafe on 11/4 has been posted online. They performed a number of songs from their current release, Tennessee Pusher (Alabama High-Test, Next Go 'Round, Mary's Kitchen, Caroline), plus a web-only