• Win an Eastman mandolin

    Our friends over at Mandolin Cafe are running a contest for the next month where the winner will receive a new Eastman mandolin. The prize in Eastman's new 815V F-style mandolin, which is made with a carved, red spruce top, flamed

  • Sparrow Quartet at Newsweek.com

    The July 21, 2008 issue of Newsweek magazine included a feature on banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Abigail Washburn and her current touring and recording venue, Sparrow Quartet. The magazine's Brian Braiker caught up with Abby and fellow quartet members B?©la

  • Dan Tyminski on BluegrassRadio.org

    This afternoon at 1PM EST, BluegrassRadio.org will broadcast the just released Dan Tyminski Radio Special. Produced by Rounder Records and hosted by Brad Paul, the special includes a full hour of interview conversation with Dan Tyminski. Dan and Brad discuss the

  • New morning show on WNCW

    WNCW, which broadcasts at 88.7 FM from Spindale, NC, has announced another hour of bluegrass programming daily, starting on Monday, August 4. The new show, Mountain Morning, will air from 6:00-7:00 a.m. (eastern) each Monday through Friday morning, hosted by Jerry

  • Cliff Waldron at DCBU.org

    The DC Bluegrass Union has "reprinted" an article about Cliff Waldron which had originally appeared in the SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News when Cliff was inducted into their Hall Of Greats in 2004. For anyone who did not catch the article in

  • Rick Hayes on WFDU

    Rick Hayes, mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, will join Carol Beaugard on Friday morning (8/1) for a discussion about his recent CD, Fly By Night. Carol's show, Lonesome Pine RFD, is broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to noon (EDT) on 89.1 FM

  • Billboard moves bluegrass chart online

    If you subscribe to Billboard magazine - or have perused a copy at the newstands recently - you will have noticed that the Top Bluegrass Albums chart has disappeared from the print edition of the magazine. This weekly chart, along with

  • Parmley embraces Cardinals legacy

    We got a note from Ron Spears, mandolinist and tenor singer with David Parmley & Continental Divide. He tells us that the band is still working on their next CD, to be released on Pinecastle Records, for whom Parmley had recorded

  • Cherryholmes on BluegrassCountry

    Cherryholmes will be on WAMU's Bluegrass Country for live music and conversation with Lee Michael Demsey this morning (7/19) at 10:00 a.m. Listeners can hear the interview on bluegrasscountry.org or on HD Radio WAMU 88.5 Channel 2 in the Washington,

  • The banjo’s African roots

    This afternoon's (7/10) Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU will include a segment at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on the African roots of our beloved banjo. Kojo will welcome Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate and American banjoist Bob Carlin for a discussion, and