• Episode #22 – Neil Rosenberg

    Episode #22 of The GrassCast features John's interview with bluegrass historian, Neil Rosenberg. They discuss his book Bluegrass: A History, which is now available in a 20th anniversary paperback edition. This GrassCast is 18 minutes in length and the file download

  • County Records reissue profiled on NPR

    Last week, All Things Considered on NPR carried a feature on County Records' 3 CD reissues containing field recordings of clawhammer banjo music. Originally released on vinyl in the mid-60s, these recordings were heralded by folklorists, and celebrated by fans

  • Cool photos on the Bluegrass Japan Blog

    Harajuku refers to the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station. It is the center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for grown-ups and some historic sights. And it's home to a monthly bluegrass jam.

  • Ricky Skaggs on Prairie Home Companion 4/1

    This weekend, Garrison Keillor will welcome Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder as his guests on the popular A Prairie Home Companion radio program, broadcast live from The Historic State Theater in Minneapolis on April 1. The show is in its

  • Harrisonburg paper highlights SPBGMA winner

    Tuesday's edition of the Harrisonburg, VA Daily News Record featured an article on Eastern Mennonite University student (and Harrisonburg resident) Reed Jones, who plays guitar with Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap. They took first prize in the 2006 SPBGMA International

  • More bluegrass on MySpace

    From time to time we posted updates to let you know of bluegrass artists who have a myspace page. You can find our previous posts with info on bluegrass artist MySpace pages here. We've also found a couple more and

  • IIIrd Tyme Out at YahooGroups

    Fans of the award-winning bluegrass group IIIrd Tyme Out can now interact with one anther and get up-to-date info on the band's activities on their Yahoo Groups site. There is no cost to join the group, and members can read

  • IBMA newsletter available online

    IBMA members are accustomed to receiving a copy of the organization's bimonthly publication, International Bluegrass, in the mail six times each year. Starting with the current March/April issue, most of the articles that make up each edition will be viewable

  • Steep Canyon Rangers on XM Studio Special

    XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction (Channel 14) will feature The Steep Canyon Rangers on host Kyle Cantrell's Studio Special program today (3/26) at 3:00 p.m. The hour-long show will include a lengthy interview with the band, and a live (in

  • Episode #21 – Chris Jones

    Episode #21 of The GrassCast features an interview with Chris Jones. Chris is a bluegrass guitar player, singer, songwriter, and radio DJ. This interview was recorded live at IBMA in Oct '05. This GrassCast is 7 minutes in length and the