• Episode #18 – Bobby Hicks

    Episode #18 of The GrassCast features an interview with fiddle legend Bobby Hicks. John and Bobby discuss his storied career in both bluegrass and country music - starting with Bill Monroe while still his teens, through The Bluegrass Album

  • Flatpicking Guitar covers Ron Block

    The March/April 2006 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine includes an extensive cover story on Ron Block, who serves as both banjoist and guitarist with Alison Krauss & Union Station. The companion audio CD has two tunes that Ron recorded

  • Ragin’ Live on PBS affiliates

    One of the hottest bluegrass video projects of the past year has been Rhonda Vincent & The Rage's Ragin' Live. Released simultaneously on DVD and audio CD in March of 2005, Ragin' Live captured Rhonda and the band in a

  • Planet Bluegrass Podcast

    There is now one more bluegrass podcast in circulation over the internet. Planet Bluegrass is now hosting a bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews with performers scheduled to appear at upcoming festivals. The podcast also includes memories from past festivals and news

  • Audie Blaylock featured in Richmond Times Dispatch

    The Richmond Times Dispatch website recently posted a story about Audie Blaylock. It's a nice article with some good background info about Audie, including some great comments from him about Jimmy Martin. If you'd like some info about Audie, go

  • Butch Baldassari Online Video Instruction

    Butch Baldassari has announced that he is experimenting with realtime mandolin lessons over the internet via webcasting. He's planning both private and group lessons and will be hosting the sessions from his teaching facility in Nashville, TN using MSN-Messenger. To

  • Still more MySpace bluegrass

    It seems that these notes about bluegrass artists creating pages on MySpace.com are becoming a regular occurrence. Find our previous posts with info on bluegrass artist MySpace pages here. Tim Stafford just contacted us to mention that he has a personal

  • Rebel catalog now on iTunes

    Rebel Records announced on Friday (2/24) that their entire catalog is now available for digital download from Apple's iTunes Music Store. Every current, in-print release can be purchased via iTunes, as well as a few out of print titles. Rebel