• Tony Trischka on WFDU 2/15

    Tony Trischka will be the featured guest on tomorrow's (2/15) edition of Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU-FM, broadcast in the New York City metro area. He will join host Carol Beaugard for a discussion about his upcoming CD release, Territory, and

  • Free mandolin lesson at Gibson.com

    Gibson has been posting free instructional videos on their web site of late. Most of them have reflected the larger size of their market that comes from the world of rock music, but two mandolin lessons were posted recently. They are

  • Grasstowne on Blue Plate Special

    Grasstowne will be appearing on a rare Saturday edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX FM in Knoxville, TN on February 9 at noon (EST). WDVX broadcasts at 89.9 FM, and listeners worldwide can catch the show via live streaming from

  • Stringdusters live on WREK

    The Infamous Stringdusters will be doing a live radio appearance Saturday (2/9) at 3:00 p.m. (EST) from the studios of WREK FM in Atlanta, GA. The guys will be interviewed on air, and expect to play a few tunes live in

  • Hag still miffed by Grammy snub

    We ran the story in November '07 when the nominating committee for the Grammy Awards determined that the latest Merle Haggard CD, The Bluegrass Sessions, was despite its title, not eligible for consideration in their Best Bluegrass Album category. By

  • Otis Taylor at Gibson.com

    Gibson has a lengthy article on their web site which features an interview with blues artist Otis Taylor, whose Recapturing The Banjo CD we discussed here last week. The newly-released project represents Taylor's desire to reconnect the banjo as it is

  • Sam Bush on PHC this Saturday (2/9)

    Sam Bush will a featured guest on this weekend's edition of A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast on public radio stations all over the US. The show will broadcast live from St. Paul, MN on February 9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (EST) over

  • CMT covers SPBGMA awards show

    Edward Morris of CMT News was on hand at last Sunday's 34th Annual Bluegrass Music Awards, put on by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). His piece at CMT.com both reviews the show and lists

  • SPBGMA photos online

    Our buddy Crawdaddy Dave (Dave Roye) will be posting photos and videos from the 2008 SPBGMA Convention in Nashville this weekend on his web site. He has already posted several videos from Thursday (1/31), including several hallway jams and a performance

  • Blue Highway audio samples up

    There are now audio samples on the Rounder Records site from the new Blue Highway CD, Through the Window of a Train. It isn't due for release until February 12, but you will have a chance to hear many of the