• 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

  • WaPo reviews new Crowe CD

    The Washington Post contains a brief review in today's edition of the latest release from J.D. Crowe & The New South, Lefty's Old Guitar, which we celebrated when it hit the street in early October. After a quick overview of the