• Skaggs instrumental CD on CMT

    We posted last month with news about the soon-to-be-released instrumental project from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Entitled, Instrumentals, it features 11 tracks with Skaggs and his band, on a set of tunes authored by Ricky himself. CMT.com has a nice

  • Grascals CD previewed on XM

    We have posted a few times recently about the upcoming release from The Grascals, Long List of Heartaches, due on August 29 from Rounder Records. There are no audio samples available yet online, but starting today, XM Radio subscribers will

  • Pre orders now available for new Thile CD

    The new Chris Thile project, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, won't be officially released until September 12, but Chris is now accepting pre-orders online. Anyone who orders in advance will also be entitled to two free digital

  • Three Ring Circle – The Nashville Nobody Knows

    Here's an interesting podcast you might want to give a listen. This is from The Nashville Nobody Knows. Candace interviewed the guys from Three Ring Circle. Rob Ickes, Dave Pomeroy and Andy Leftwich have just released Three Ring Circle, the trio"s

  • Episode #40 – Sammy Shelor

    Episode #40 features an interview with banjo player and band leader Sammy Shelor. We've interviewed Sammy before, but felt like it was time for an update. Lonesome River Band has seen some band member changes, has a new CD out,

  • Mac Wiseman visits XM in Nashville

    Legendary bluegrass pioneer Mac Wiseman spent two hours on the air earlier this week on XM's Bluegrass Junction with host Kyle Cantrell. Their chat was carried live on XM, and served as a kick off for a planned series of

  • August issue of Silver Strings available

    We have posted many times about the online banjo magazine, Silver Strings, written especially for new banjo pickers getting started later in life. It is published monthly by Angie Sumpter of Angie'sBanjo.com. Each new issue is available at no cost

  • Hot banjo licks online

    Westvon Publishing has announced the release of the first two volumes in their Hot Banjo Licks series on HotBanjoLicks.com. They are configured to be sold digitally, and purchasers can immediately download tabs in a PDF booklet, and accompanying MP3 audio

  • Brad Davis on American Idol?

    Brad Davis, good friend and occasional contributor to Bluegrass Today, has a song featured on the American Idol web site. They have created an offshoot site called American Idol Underground to promote independent artists. A wide variety of genres are

  • Marty Rabon on XM Studio Special

    Marty Rabon joins Kyle Cantrell this week for the multiple broadcasts of his regular Studio Special program, which runs on XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction (Channel 14). Typically, the show features a mix of interviews, discussion and live performance, and