• Put My Mind At Ease from Higher Ground Bluegrass

    Here's another Veteran's Day song, courtesy of Higher Ground Bluegrass from New Mexico. Titled Put My Mind At Ease, the song was written about returning vets who suffer with PTSD by Duke Weddington, Felix Rodriguez, Jose Antonio Ponce and Dan Johnsen. They

  • Rocket Man goes bluegrass, x 2

    Bluegrass covers of pop, rock, and country songs have long been a part of our music. Flatt & Scruggs were doing them in the 1960s near the end of their tenure, just as The Country Gentlemen were starting to do

  • The Cleverlys take Baby to Jam In The Van

    Just the idea of a grassy remake of Justin Beiber's 2010 mega-hit, Baby, is pretty funny as a concept, but the job that The Cleverlys have done with their version is simply masterful. They not only recreate the melody and lyrics

  • The Banjo Project – A Digital Museum

    Who here remembers the 2011 PBS documentary, Give Me The Banjo, which shared the rich history and culture of our one uniquely American instrument, narrated by Steve Martin. Produced by Marc Fields, the film combined performance video with discussion and commentary

  • Instrument T-shirts benefit IBMA Trust Fund

    Once again this year, the good folks at Straight Up Strings will be making up a limited run of their signature banjo and mandolin t-shirts, emblazoned with Roger Siminoff's classic illustrations of pre-war Gibson instruments. Pre-orders are being taken now

  • The Tree Of Life video from Nefesh Mountain

    Like all feeling people, we were horrified by the slaughter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last week, where 11 worshippers were murdered while attending services, and another 9 injured by gunfire. The attack left all who regularly

  • 2019 IBMA Foundation grants deadline approaching

    Each year the IBMA Foundation makes more than $10,000 in grants to worthy organizations that support bluegrass music-related educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation projects, and programs benefiting the general public. The amount available for grants is determined by both donations