• IBMA wrap up from Ted Lehmann

    Our friend Ted Lehmann has posted a very nice overview of the recent IBMA convention in Nashville on his blog. He titles his piece IBMA - Why You Should Care, and uses nearly fifty of his fine photos to make the

  • Thile and Meyer on Woodsongs

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer were the sole guests on Monday's (10/20) Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, with the full 60 minutes dedicated to the music of their recent CD/DVD project, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile. Host Michael Jonathan also conducts

  • Infamous Stringdusters on AT&T blue room

    The Infamous Stringdusters are featured in a recent video episode on the AT&T blue room, a site that offers tons of live music, interviews and sports programming online. They perform three songs from their current CD live in the studio (Bound

  • Women in Bluegrass – the In Thing?

    The November/December 2008 edition of Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP) is now available according to a note that I received this morning from the publishers, Bluegrass Publications, LLC. This new edition carries the legend "3rd Annual Women In Bluegrass Issue," and it

  • Last Day of Galax

    Johnny Williams released his most recent CD, Last Day of Galax, in August but we didn't get a copy until this week. It clearly shows why Johnny has earned his reputation as among the most expressive singers of traditional bluegrass

  • Banjos on All Things Considered

    Yesterday's (10/12) edition on Weekend All Things Considered on NPR included a segment on Africa To Appalachia, the recording that was born of banjoist Jayme Stone's musical journey of discovery in Western Africa. Stone partnered with Mansa Sissoko, a

  • No Chris Thile at IBMA?

    Each year when the IBMA Awards nominations are announced, there are a couple of glaring absences in the roll call. For 2008, neither Cherryholmes nor any members of Punch Brothers were nominated, and Punch received only a single nomination, for

  • FiddleFest Radio debuts this weekend

    A new, weekly bluegrass radio show is set to launch this coming Sunday (10/5) in southwestern Virginia. FiddleFest Radio will air each Sunday afternoon on The Bull, FM 106.1 from Roanoke, VA from 5:00-7:00 p.m., simulcast live online via

  • Live blogging the Awards Show

    Be sure to have your eyes glued to your screen tonight as Brance and I live blog the awards show here in Nashville. We'll be in amongst 'em in the Ryman Auditorium pecking away at our keyboards, posting the winners

  • Bluegrass Country Wednesday schedule

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country will again be broadcasting live from IBMA this afternoon, bringing a taste of the 2008 World Of Bluegrass event to listeners worldwide who are unable to attend. Wednesday's (10/1) lineup include will include performances from Lonesome River Band