• Bill Foster returns to WAMU

    We just got word from the folks at WAMU/BluegrassCountry.org that one of their wayward show hosts has returned to the roost. Bill Foster, who was a host on the popular Bluegrass Overnight show broadcast in the DC area from 1985

  • Mike Compton videos on YouTube

    Noted bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton has two new videos up on YouTube. Both are simple productions, and feature Mike playing through a fiddle tune. The first has Mike playing a somewhat obscure Bill Monroe tune, Frog On A Lilly Pad. It

  • Curly Seckler project is all virtual

    Well...almost. The new release from bluegrass legend Curly Seckler is now available, but not in the ways with which you may be accustomed. The folks at Copper Creek Records have decided to release this project almost exclusively for download. A limited pressing

  • What did Alison Krauss call her grandmothers?

    That's the question that's answered in the final installment of Wichita Rutherford's IBMA video clips. It's one of Wichita's great True or Rumor podcasts. If you just can't stay out the personal life of a bluegrass celebrity and have to

  • Free Old Time Banjo Book

    For those of you desiring to learn old-time banjo, or frailing banjo as it's sometimes called, here is a resource you might want to check out. Patrick Costello has a book available called The How and the Tao of Old

  • Brad Pitt a mandolin player?

    This one probably should have been filed under celebrity gossip or something, but we don't have a category for that. Anyway, according to the PR Inside website, Brad Pitt is learning to play the mandolin. And not for a role

  • Bluegrass In The Schools workshop in MN

    IBMA and the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association will jointly host a Bluegrass In The Schools workshop in Minneapolis, MN early in November. It will be held in conjunction with the Harvest Jamboree festival (11/3-4), and is designed to

  • Bluegrass Unlimited profiled on Grammy site

    The official web site for The Recording Academy, formerly The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, who distributes the annual Grammy Awards, has a nice piece up on the 40th Anniversary issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. It was written