• SET to launch bluegrass cable TV channel

    I had a very interesting conversation recently with Larry Feinstein, who is preparing to launch a 24/7 bluegrass cable TV channel. The company is called Southern Entertainment Television, and they are actively seeking video which they can air when they

  • May/June issue of Flatpicking Guitar

    When Dan Miller sent along those Merlefest photos earlier this week, he also passed along some info on the current issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, of which he is editor and publisher. Dan said that this issue has been mailed

  • More Merlefest coverage on CMT

    CMT.com has a nice overview of last weekend's Merlefest up on their web site, along with about 30 photos from the event. If you've never attended, it may help you capture some of the flavor of the event, and if

  • Nashville Scene highlights bluegrass acts

    The Nashville Scene is a weekly paper published locally in Nashville, TN. The paper features articles and stories as well as performance schedules for all the venues in and around Nashville. They recently published an article entitled Our Critics Picks.

  • Daughters of Bluegrass – fan contest

    The Daughters of Bluegrass are offering a fan competition on their website right now. It's a simple one page form that you fill out answering some questions about the artists who played on the title cut of the new CD

  • More IBMA news

    The online edition of the IBMA newsletter, International Bluegrass, is now available on their web site. The print version of the newsletter is published six times a year, and sent to all members of the IBMA. The May/June issue is

  • Mike Compton to offer video lessons online

    In addition to the material he has and will contribute to the bluegrasscollege.org site we referenced yesterday, Mike Compton will soon begin offering private, individual mandolin lessons online using chat software. A prospective student will need a high speed internet

  • Bluegrasscollege.org now online

    A new web-based instructional program for bluegrass music has been launched, going by the name bluegrasscollege.org. They describe their site as an interactive learning resource for bluegrass players on any instrument, at any level. Their web site describes the program

  • Episode #26 – Jamie Dailey

    Episode #26 of The GrassCast features an interview with Jamie Dailey. This interview was recorded last fall at IBMA. Jamie is a member of Doyle Lawson's band, Quicksilver. In the interview we talk about the band, of course, being nominated

  • May Banjo NewsLetter on its way

    We just got a note from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie, to let us know that the May issue is in the mail to subscribers and newsstands. Donald also passed along a thumbnail description of the May issue: The May 06 issue