• Bluegrass Opry this weekend

    Be sure to check in on the Grand Ole Opry broadcast this weekend, as they have taken on a bluegrass theme in recognition of IBMA week here in Nashville. The Friday and Saturday night radio shows will feature bluegrass artists,

  • New lesson up at BanjoTrain.com

    We just heard from our friend, Lee Kauffman, operator of the BanjoTrain web site, and banjo picker with Lonesome County, here to do some showcase shows during IBMA week. He wanted to let us know that he has a new lesson

  • Alison Krauss and Vince Gill on CMT

    CMT's Cross Country program has as its premise the pairing of two celebrated country artists, each performing the other's songs with the original artist providing support. The next episode will involve two singers with bluegrass roots, Alison Krauss and Vince

  • Bluegrasscountry.org now on HD Radio

    Jen Hitt, production director for bluegrasscountry.org, stopped by to visit with us yesterday at Bluegrass Today booth at IBMA.The cyberstation, which provides a 24/7 bluegrass radio stream online, grew from Washington, DC's venerable WAMU radio station, where bluegrass music was

  • Béla Fleck on NPR

    Béla Fleck appeared this past Monday on the This I Believe segment of NPR's Morning Edition program. The concept behind these recurring segments is to air radio essays from non-radio people, who write and read their contributions for the show. Béla

  • Americana Music Awards 2006

    While many of us in the world of bluegrass get started on our big week in Nashville, let's not forget that our friends in The Americana Music Association just concluded their annual convention, also hosted here in Music City. Like IBMA,

  • Barry Abernathy on WUNC today

    Barry Abernathy will be the featured guest today on The Story with Dick Gordon, aired on WUNC (North Carolina Public Radio). Barry is the banjo player with Mountain Heart, and performed previously with both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and IIIrd

  • Alison Brown on The Opry

    Banjo player extraordinaire, Alison Brown will be a featured performer on The Grand Ole Opry program this Saturday evening. She'll perform during the 9:00-9:30 p.m. and 12:30-1:00 a.m. segments, and though the Opry schedule doesn't say so, it's safe to presume

  • Duhks contest for Magfest

    The folks at JamBase, together with Sugar Hill Records and MagnoliaFest have put together a special contest and prize package to celebrate the release of the new Duhks CD, Migrations. Contest winners will receive VIP passes to MagnoliaFest, held October 19-22

  • Winfield photos on Flatpicking Guitar site

    The folks at Flatpicking Guitar Magazine have posted a nice photo gallery from the 35th Annual National Flatpicking Guitar Championship, recently concluded in Winfield, KS. They have three pages of photos, taken during the competition itself, and from the warm-up