• Bradley Walker reviewed on Fresh Air

    There was a review of Bradley Walker's debut release, Highway Of Dreams, featured on yesterday's edition of Fresh Air, carried on most NPR affiliate stations. The review by Ken Tucker focuses almost entirely on Bradley as a country singer, and discusses

  • Chris Thile solo performance available online

    Chris Thile has recorded a solo set for Reg's Coffee House, a show broadcast weekly from WRAX in Birmingham, AL, hosted and produced by Scott Register. He regularly includes live, in-studio performances, recorded especially for his show, and Chris was

  • Merle Haggard bluegrass CD

    From Ronnie Reno, via J.D. Rhynes, who posted on the California Bluegrass Association web site, comes word that Merle Haggard is working on a bluegrass project. That CBA news posting elicited a response from Elida Ickes on the CBA message board

  • Banjos in China

    I found an interesting piece on Xinhua online, an English language version of ChinaView.cn about a set of performances this weekend by Sparrow Quartet in Bejing. The group includes Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on banjos, with Casey Driessen on

  • Chris Thile on XM Studio Special

    Tomorrow's edition of Studio Special on XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction will feature Chris Thile and his How To Grow A Band. The show, which will be repeated several times over the following week, is a mix of live performance

  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

    Christian rock artist David Crowder's last CD, A Collision, was promoted as a mixture of different styles including bluegrass. The recording did feature banjo on several tracks and one of the tracks could even be considered a bluegrass gospel standard.

  • Changes in Bluegrass Museum leadership

    The Associated Press is reporting (via News Channel 5 in Nashville) that Gabrielle Gray has switched positions within the leadership of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Gray had been serving as the museum's Executive Director, a post she

  • Boston Globe features Crooked Still

    Continuing our print media bluegrass news roundup... This past Friday's edition of The Boston Globe carried a feature by Globe staffer Joan Anderman on Crooked Still, an innovative Boston-based acoustic quartet which we have lauded in recent months. What makes this group

  • Baltimore Sun covers Deale, MD jam

    Thanks go to reader David Hobby, who passed along this link to a feature that ran in yesterday's edition of The Baltimore Sun. The story is about a regular Friday night jam session in Deale, MD and describes a scenario that