• Kassie DePaiva on WWB

    Back in May, Brance posted about a new CD release from Kassie DePaiva, better known as Blair from the daytime drama, One Life To Live. Her CD, I Want To Love You, mixes bluegrass and country in a primarily-acoustic set,

  • Haggard tracks available online

    McCoury Music has made audio samples available online from their upcoming Merle Haggard CD, The Bluegrass Sessions. It is an all-acoustic project, produced by Ronnie Reno, with both Haggard songs and others he selected to sing to mark this new

  • BluegrassCountry.org and WAMU HD link up

    Starting today, September 17, the folks at WAMU FM in Washington, DC will broadcast their 24/7 online bluegrass audio channel as an HD FM radio signal as well. DC area listeners with HD Radio receivers can find the new channel

  • Mandolin Giveaway at MandolinCafe.com

    Our friends at MandolinCafe.com have teamed up with New Millennium Acoustic Design to give away a mandolin. The prize is a Mix A5 model carbon fiber mandolin. Starting this morning, September 15, 2007, visitors of MandolinCafe.com will be able to register

  • Jake Quesenberry on RBI

    This Saturday (9/15), Radio Bluegrass International (RBI), an online radio service of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, will feature portions of their interviews with Jake Quesenberry, an important figure in west coast bluegrass, and a co-founder of the California Bluegrass

  • The Duke of Pearl

    Modern Guitars Magazine is currently featuring a two page interview with Chuck Erikson, nicknamed The Duke of Pearl. Erikson got his start as a banjo builder, but soon developed an interest in inlay. Discovering that small shop instrument builders did not

  • Charlie Sizemore interview online

    Rounder Records has posted an interview with Charlie Sizemore on their web site. The occasion for the interview is his recent Rounder CD, Good News, but Charlie also talks about the influence of Ralph Stanley and The Stanley Brothers on

  • Sam and Lyle on TV this week

    Sam Bush will be appearing on television twice this week as a member of Lyle Lovett's band, with whom he has performed on many occasions. Look for them on Tuesday (9/11) on Live with Regis and Kelly, and then on

  • Doyle on Blue Plate Special 9/6

    Here's a reminder that Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be performing live for a full hour tomorrow (9/6) on Blue Plate Special, streamed live at WDVX.com. The show runs from noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET). If you will be near

  • Czech bluegrass in Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story last week about Czech bluegrass band Druha Trava, who are touring in the US and Canada through the rest of September. The Gazette's Nate Guidry interviewed Robert Krestan, who founded the group in 1991 about