• XM Satellite Radio vs Songwriters Guild

    This piece of news is not directly Bluegrass related, but I thought it might be of interest to some of our readers. It seems the Songwriters Guild of America has joined forces with the RIAA in a legal battle against

  • Grascals on GAC tonight

    We understand from The Grascals that an interview they did recently with Great American Country will be broadcast tonight. The segment will be part of GAC's Country Music Across America program, which airs initially tonight (9/7) at 9:00 p.m. (EDT). The

  • Sam Bush on Leno Friday night

    Sam Bush will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday night, September 8. Emmy Lou Harris is listed as appearing with Sam, suggesting that they will perform The River's Gonna Run from Sam's new

  • Violin Shop Concerts, Vol II

    We also heard last week from Fred Carpenter, who runs The Violin Shop in Nashville. He shared some of his plans for IBMA week later this month, which will include their participation during the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest (9/28-29), and

  • American Made Banjo Company

    We heard from Tom Mirisola with Kel Kroydon Banjos last week, and he told us that he has officially changed the name of his company to the American Made Banjo Company. They have just launched their new web site as

  • Wichita Rutherford – The Bluegrass Way

    Many of you may remember the first time world renowned podcast superstar, Wichita Rutherford, posted a Guest Contributor piece here on Bluegrass Today. We thought it was great to have him writing the occasional blog post for us. The first

  • Dr. Banjo’s message board

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has just added a new message board to his web site. It is designed to allow site visitors to ask Pete a question about learning to play the banjo, or about getting started playing in

  • CD sales benefit CA Music Camp for kids

    Pacific Ocean Bluegrass is the brainchild of Scott Gates, a 14 year old mandolin player from California's High Desert region. He assembled a band composed entirely of other California teens, and they take their bluegrass seriously. They also take exposing

  • Three Ring Circle on The Opry tonight

    The bluegrass radio options for the weekend are richer yet than what we already posted this morning. In addition to Cherryholmes on Sirius, Marty Raybon on XM, and Dale Ann Bradley on The Opry, Three Ring Circle is set to