• The Bluegrass College – online

    We"ve previously told you about a new online instructional resource, The Bluegrass College. (here and here) Two of the sites founders, Brian Wicklund and Ian Nicholls, recently wrote us to give us some background information on the site and how it

  • Del McCoury interview on CMT.com

    Del McCoury's many fans will surely enjoy reading a piece posted yesterday on CMT.com. Though largely focused on the band's new all-Gospel release, The Promised Land, the interview also touches on a number of other topics, including his decision to form

  • Opry highlights wide spectrum of acoustic music

    This Saturday's Grand Ole Opry broadcast from Nashville will feature performances by a half dozen artists whose music may be of interest to our readers. The mix includes traditional bluegrass (Ricky Skaggs, The Whites), more contemporary grass (Alecia Nugent, Mountain

  • Episode #34 – Donna Hughes

    This is our second week of GrassCast episodes focused on bluegrass songwriters. Episode 34 is a discussion with Donna Hughes, whose song Poor Old Heart was recorded by Alison Krauss & Union Station on the CD Lonely Runs Both Ways.

  • Chris Thile trivia contest on MySpace

    We have posted recently about the upcoming solo project from Nickel Creek mandolinist/vocalist Chris Thile. The CD is entitled, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, and will be released September 12 on Sugar Hill Records. Chris assembled a

  • Good numbers from EWOB

    We posted a number of times of late about the recently-concluded European World Of Bluegrass events held in May across the continent. The European Bluegrass Music Association celebrates May as Bluegrass Music Month, with coordinated festivals and events that ran

  • Lewis Family on CMT in July

    When we first announced the imminent release of The Lewis Family's new CD, Flying High, we mentioned that CMT had filmed some of the recording sessions for an upcoming edition of their CMT Insider program. The show has been scheduled to

  • Del McCoury to host Sirius show

    Sirius Satellite Radio announced yesterday that Del McCoury will host his own hour-long music program, exclusively available on Sirius Channel 65. Hand Picked with Del McCoury will debut on June 24, and air each Saturday at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern). Each week,

  • Episode #33 – Mark Brinkman

    For the next two weeks, The GrassCast will focus on bluegrass songwriters. Episode 33 is a discussion with Mark "Brink" Brinkman, whose publishing company, Brinksongs, has been successful getting cuts on projects from Don Rigsby, The Kruger Brothers, Pine Mountain

  • Rhonda Vincent on XM

    Rhonda Vincent will be the guest this week on Kyle Cantrell's Studio Special program, which runs on XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction (Channel 14). Each week Kyle welcomes a guest into the studio for interviews and live performance. Rhonda and The