• The Americana Music Conference

    Today is the start of The Americana Music Conference. I spoke via email with Mark Montgomery, president of The Americana Music Association and owner of Echo Music. Mark gave me the low down on what's happening this week at the

  • Bluegrass on the Opry this weekend

    This coming weekend's Grand Ole Opry broadcasts promise a heaping helping of bluegrass music, with Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys and Mountain Heart all slated to perform. The shows are Friday, September 9 and Saturday,

  • Banjos on Letterman

    Pete Wernick informs us that he has been invited to be a part of a unique banjo event in New York later this month, including a performance at the New Yorker Magazine's New Yorker Festival 2005 on September 24, and

  • Central Texas Bluegrass! Volume 2

    The Central Texas Bluegrass Association has released their second CD of tunes from member bands. There are 23 tracks on the disc presented by thirteen bands/artists who are featured on the project including the Austion Lounge Lizards and Adam Wright

  • Alison Krauss rocks VH1

    Billboard is reporting that an upcoming installment of the VH1 series Decades Rock Live will include Alison Krauss as one of the guests. It seems the rest of the world is discovering what we bluegrassers knew all along, Alison Rocks! Bonnie

  • Voices Of Mountain Music interviews online

    Blue Ridge Country Magazine, in conjunction with WVTF Public Radio, Blue Ridge Public Television, The Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College and West Virginia Public Radio, have made a series of interviews with noted bluegrass artists available online. The interview series

  • September issue of Banjo NewsLetter

    The September issue of Banjo NewsLetter will feature Tony Trischka's interview with Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes, and profiles of Canadian 3-finger picker Larry Good, and Spanish picker Lluis Gomez. As always, regular columns will be included from:

  • Vassar Clements tribute podcast

    The recent passing of fiddling legend Vassar Clements has left us all a little blue. I was in the studio working with Larry Keel and his brother Gary when Vassar left us. I got Larry to tell a story about