• Steve Martin in Bluegrass Now

    It's been great to see the tremendous interest in Steve Martin's upcoming banjo CD within the overlapping banjo and bluegrass communities. Martin has been a banjo picker since before he made it big, first as a comedian and later as a

  • Grascals on the air this weekend

    The Grascals will have two spots in the national media this weekend. Tonight (1/9), they will appear on the Friday Grand Ole Opry during the 10:00-10:30 p.m. segment. The Friday Opry show is available over the air on WSM AM 650, on

  • Marty Raybon, Kati Penn online today

    Here are a couple of good choices for online listening for Friday, January 9. At noon, The Kati Penn Band will perform live on Blue Plate Special, broadcast from The Square Room in Knoxville, TN on WDVX. They will perform material from

  • Thile interview at NewMusicBox

    Chris Thile is the subject of a multimedia interview in the January edition of WebMusicBox, the online publication of the American Music Center. It is a conversation with Frank Oteri, founding editor of the webzine, presented both in text and

  • Peter Rowan saw bluegrass born

    In advance of his appearance this Saturday (1/10) at Don Quixote's International Music Hall (Felton, CA), the Santa Cruz Good Time Weekly wrote about man-of-many-disciplines Peter Rowan. In an article entitled Peter Rowan saw bluegrass born, the writer drew attention to

  • 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