• Chris Thile video contest on YouTube

    As we have mentioned many times this past few months, the new CD from Chris Thile, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, is officially released today. To help promote the CD, Sugar Hill Records is sponsoring a video contest,

  • Hot Rize DVD coming soon

    Great news for Hot Rize fans. Pete Wernick has announced that a DVD will soon be available featuring a concert originally filmed in 1987. Both the original Hot Rize band (Pete on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin, Charles Sawtelle

  • Grascals – Grasscast Interview #44

    This new episode features an interview John did with Jamie Johnson about three weeks ago in Nashville. Jamie spoke with us just after the IBMA Awards Nominations press conference on August 15, and the discussion centered around the band's new

  • Thomas Wywrot joins Alecia Nugent’s band

    We just learned that Thomas Wyrot has joined Alecia Nugent's Band on banjo. Thomas had recently been performing as a guitarist with The Boohers, and before that with The Mark Newton Band, also on guitar. That makes the current lineup of

  • Sammy Shelor interview today

    Later this afternoon, you can catch an interview with Lonesome River Band's Sammy Shelor on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Sam will join WWB host Gracie Muldoon at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Friday afternoon (9/8) for a chat, which will surely include their newest

  • XM Satellite Radio vs Songwriters Guild

    This piece of news is not directly Bluegrass related, but I thought it might be of interest to some of our readers. It seems the Songwriters Guild of America has joined forces with the RIAA in a legal battle against

  • Grascals on GAC tonight

    We understand from The Grascals that an interview they did recently with Great American Country will be broadcast tonight. The segment will be part of GAC's Country Music Across America program, which airs initially tonight (9/7) at 9:00 p.m. (EDT). The

  • Sam Bush on Leno Friday night

    Sam Bush will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday night, September 8. Emmy Lou Harris is listed as appearing with Sam, suggesting that they will perform The River's Gonna Run from Sam's new

  • Violin Shop Concerts, Vol II

    We also heard last week from Fred Carpenter, who runs The Violin Shop in Nashville. He shared some of his plans for IBMA week later this month, which will include their participation during the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest (9/28-29), and